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Thursday morning the Supreme Court ruled the city of Philadelphia violated a Catholic adoption agency’s First Amendment protections when it broke ties with the agency over its decision not to place foster children with same-sex couples. The Court sided unanimously with Catholic Social Services in the case.

The Hill reports:

Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts said that Philadelphia’s move violated the First Amendment’s Free Exercise clause. There were no dissents, but several justices wrote separate concurring opinions.

The dispute arose when Philadelphia stopped working with the foster agency after learning the group’s religious convictions barred it from placing children in the homes of gay and lesbian couples, and determined the agency’s refusal violated the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.


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Bug D
Bug D
3 months ago

I’m surprised SCOTUS got off their asses and ruled on anything. I thought they were out of business.

mgw
mgw
3 months ago

Gay and lesbian couples should never be able to adopt children. These people offend GOD.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  mgw

Why put kids in a home with perverts?

Jamey
Jamey
3 months ago

Discrimination is the natural right of every human being, and human life could not be maintained without discrimination. The choice of whom and/or what to discriminate against is a private human choice, and has no place being addressed by any government law or ruling.