Supreme Court Needs to Reject Religion as Legal Grounds for Discrimination in Foster Care

"The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, an appeal by Catholic Social Services (CSS), a taxpayer-funded child welfare agency, which claims a constitutional right to turn away same-sex couples seeking to provide loving homes to children in the public foster care system.

CSS argues that the agency should not have to comply with the City of Philadelphia’s non-discrimination requirements for government contractors because of its religious beliefs. A federal trial court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected CSS’s argument that they have a right to discriminate because of a religious objection to approving families headed by same-sex couples."



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