SCOTUS Backs Catholic Group in Foster-Care Case

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17 Jun 2021, 9:39 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Philadelphia violated the Constitution when officials excluded a Catholic charity from part of the city’s foster-care program because the group wouldn’t help place children with same-sex couples.

The unanimous ruling bolsters the Constitution’s religious-freedom guarantee, though it didn’t go as far as religious-rights advocates had sought. The court said the city infringed the rights of Catholic Social Services by enforcing anti-discrimination requirements in contracts with the private agencies that screen potential foster families.


Court's opinion:

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