The Texas Tribune reports:
Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government to preserve Texas’ ability to include religious groups that won’t place kids with same-sex couples in the state’s adoption process without losing federal funding.
The rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination, known as the SOGI rule, prohibits recipients of federal funds for adoption and foster programs from discriminating on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or same-sex marriage status.
Losing federal funding would be a major blow for Texas’ foster care budget. Federal money accounts for nearly a quarter of the $550 million the state spends on residential care each year, and another $58 million supports case work for foster children who qualify for the funds.
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Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government over a rule that prohibits recipients of federal funds for adoption and foster programs from discriminating against LGBTQ couples.https://t.co/WlAeikyxKX
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) December 14, 2022