Hollywood, CA (Laganja Estranja) — It’s just one thing after another… Trump administration asks Supreme Court to make it legal to ban same-sex couples from adopting.
A Catholic adoption agency refused to work with LGBTQ parents, so the city terminated its contract. Trump's lawyers say that's religious discrimination…
Catholic Social Services (CSS) is one of the dozens of agencies in Philadelphia that work with potential foster and adoptive parents and place children. The organization claims that its religious beliefs force it to categorically refuse to work with same-sex couples, but it does not refuse single parents or unmarried opposite-sex couples.
Philadelphia found out that the group discriminates against LGBTQ people in 2018 and suspended its contract with them, citing an ordinance that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The city said that it would reinstate the contract if the agency stopped discriminating.
That’s when CSS sued, saying that their religious freedom was violated since its religious beliefs include the belief that same-sex couples are bad parents. — Alex Bollinger/@LaganjaEstranja