Source: CBS News

The Supreme Court is prepared to hear a First Amendment dispute over same-sex foster parents later this year.

The issue first arose in 2018, when an article came out on a local foster care agency in Philadelphia that didn’t allow same-sex couples to be foster parents. Catholic Social Services, a religious-based adoption agency, would not place children with same-sex couples, and the city of Philadelphia soon decided to not renew its contract with the agency, unless it stop practicing discrimination.

Soon after, the agency and three foster parents sued the city, arguing that their First Amendment Rights were being violated. The courts stood with the city, however.

Now again, the agency is seeking to fight the city, positing that the “Supreme Court intervention is needed because faith-based foster care and adoption agencies have been forced to shutter nationwide.”

The case is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court in October.

Read Full Story: CBS News

 

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Case of Discrimination Against LGBT Foster Parents to Be Heard by Supreme Court this Year

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