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US supreme court says foster agency can discriminate against LGBTQ people

By Adam Gabbatt

17 Jun 2021 · 2 min read

The US supreme court has ruled against the rights of LGBTQ people to foster children in Philadelphia, in a decision that has raised fears the court could next seek to take away same-sex marriage rights.

The court said a tax-payer funded Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia was free to turn away same-sex couples as foster parents on religious grounds. The foster agency had sued the city after Philadelphia ordered it not to exclude LGBTQ people.

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