According to a Chicago Tribune report, lawyers for Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Springfield, Peoria and Joliet are seeking an emergency injunction that would protect religious agencies who turn away unmarried couples who want to become foster parents—including couples in civil unions.
The group filed the petition today in a Sangamon County Circuit Court, the report says.
Romeoville has one church, , within the Diocese of Joliet.
In June, Illinois began allowing .
The charities, according to the report, asks the court to declare that they are legally justified to preserve their current policy of exclusively granting licenses to married couples and single, non-cohabiting individuals and referring civil union couples to other child welfare agencies.