The Trump administration will soon make it easier for adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples, senior administration officials told Axios. President Trump is steadily rolling back Obama-era nondiscrimination policies across the entire federal government — including health care, housing and the military.
Details: Former President Obama banned adoption and foster-care agencies from receiving federal funding if they refused to work with same-sex couples. Religious organizations have consistently bristled at that policy, arguing that they’re being forced to contradict their beliefs.
Trump alluded to this issue at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, but did not announce a formal policy. The process is now far enough along that an announcement could happen by early July, the officials said.
Trump’s formal policy to roll back same-sex adoption will come from HHS’ Office of Civil Rights. Literally while I was asking them for comment on this story, they were scrapping a different Obama policy, on trans discrimination in health care.https://t.co/eA9WmcZbhe
— Sam Baker (@sam_baker) May 24, 2019
Trump: shelters can discriminate against trans people
Trump: adoption agencies can discriminate against queer people
Also Trump: hey, gays, wanna buy a shirt? pic.twitter.com/PNMwBVnGqa
— Ellen (@believe_women_) May 24, 2019
President Trump’s decision to let adoption agencies discriminate against same-sex couples is a cruel policy that will have serious, lasting effects for many children and families.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) May 24, 2019