Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
Supreme Court Says Philadelphia Violated Catholic Child Welfare Group’s First Amendment Rights
The unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia found that by requiring Catholic Social Services to approve the homes of same-sex couples, it had violated the faith-based organization’s rights.
House Close to Barring Discrimination Against LGBTQ Foster Youth and Parents
Continuing a decade-long effort, members of Congress are rallying to prohibit federally-funded foster care agencies from discriminating against prospective parents, and to protect LGBTQ foster youth from abusive "conversion therapy."
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Religious Freedom Case Involving Foster Care Contract
Could Supreme Court Decision Lead to Pseudo-Bans on LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents?
As we reported yesterday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case related to the constitutionality of faith-based discrimination in child welfare. Some religiously affiliated providers, lead among them Catholic Social Services (CSS), want that right.