US House Drops Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A glimmer of light in a dark week.

Metro Weekly reports:

An amendment to a federal appropriations bill that would have allowed child placement agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples has been removed, marking a major victory for LGBTQ and child welfare advocates.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to a conference report — ironing out the differences between the Senate and House versions of the government funding bill — from which the potentially harmful amendment was excised.

The so-called “Aderholt amendment,” introduced by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt [photo], was passed on a nearly-party-line vote in July, with U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor being the only Republican to vote against it.

RELATED: In his 2016 campaign clip, Aderholt and his wife whine that they live in a world in which Christians are being persecuted. “We must not bow to political correctness.”