Decision Backing Conversion Therapy Inches Controversy Closer to U.S. Supreme Court
A federal appellate court last week struck down local bans in Florida on psychotherapy aimed at changing the sexual identity or orientation of minors. The ruling increases the odds of the “conversion therapy” issue ending up in the U.S.
Child Welfare Leaders Sign on to Letter Urging States to Ban Conversion Therapy
A group of child welfare workers, educators and medical professionals are calling on states to enact legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from being subject to conversion therapy, a highly controversial practice intended to forcibly “change” a person’s sexual orientation.
Report: Anti-LGBTQ Laws Across the U.S. Hamper a Huge, Untapped Pool of Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents
Since the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, several states have passed laws allowing publicly funded child welfare organizations to exclude millions of LGBTQ adults as potential foster parents. This, combined with a Trump administration executive order on religious liberty, is cause for concern over the future of child welfare programs, according to a new policy brief from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).