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SCOTUS to Take Up Discrimination Case Involving Gay Foster Parents

HeadlineFeb 25, 2020

The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up a gay rights case to decide whether the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic agency that refuses to work with same-sex couples from the city’s foster care system. Philadelphia stopped working with Catholic Social Services in 2018, and since then a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled against the agency. Leslie Cooper, deputy director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, said in a statement, “We already have a severe shortage of foster families willing and able to open their hearts and homes to these children. … We can’t afford to have loving families turned away or deterred by the risk of discrimination.”

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