Supreme Court Grants Review in Case Seeking License to Discriminate in Foster Care

February 24, 2020 • 5:30 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Supreme Court granted review in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which concerns whether a religious child welfare agency that receives government funding can refuse to place children with same-sex couples. Oral arguments will take place next term.

Kasey Suffredini, CEO and National Campaign Director of Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement in response to the news:

“We all cherish religious freedom and that’s why it’s protected by our Constitution. But all rights have limits, and allowing taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to pick and choose whom to work with based on the agencies’ religious beliefs is dangerous to young people desperately in need of a home, and harmful to prospective LGBTQ parents seeking to support children in need. The Supreme Court should affirm that all children deserve a loving and safe family environment, and that any family qualified to provide a home is welcome to apply in our nation’s child welfare systems.”

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses large and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.


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