The Huffington Post reports:
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of faith-based foster agency Catholic Social Services in a case that has significant implications for LGBTQ foster parents as well as taxpayer-funded groups’ ability to discriminate against queer people or other faiths based on “religious freedom.”
The case centers around two local foster agencies that the city of Philadelphia found would not work with same-sex couples as foster parents in 2018. The city deemed this a violation of their anti-discrimination policies, and stopped referring foster kids to those agencies.
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BREAKING: Supreme Court unanimously sides with Catholic adoption agency that turned away same-sex couples who applied to be foster parents. Court rules that the city of Philadelphia ran afoul of religious protections when it cut ties with the Catholic adoption agency
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) June 17, 2021
Incredibly, the judgment against Philadelphia in Fulton is unanimous—in a major coup, Chief Justice Roberts somehow persuaded the liberal justices to sign onto his opinion forcing the city to renew the agency’s contract. https://t.co/ncQ8z0NpLo pic.twitter.com/ggHLNEFh5Y
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 17, 2021
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 17, 2021
Supreme Court in #Fulton rules in favor of religious adoption agency, but on narrow grounds (specific to the City of Philadelphia contract). A narrow decision that leaves existing law largely unchanged & creates no sweeping new religious exemption. Smith remains good law. https://t.co/hYcuDrSaxS
— Shannon Minter (@shannonminter5) June 17, 2021