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Supreme Court unanimously agrees that Catholic adoption agencies can ban LGBTQ parents

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religion supersedes the law, at least when it comes to LGBTQ rights.In the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the justices voted nine to zero to allow a Catholic adoption agency, Catholic Social Services (CSS), to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

The adoption agency sued after the city refused to refer cases to the agency due to its refusal to consider LGBTQ foster parents.

The city argued that the agency’s willful violation of local nondiscrimination law meant the agency wasn’t qualified to get city business.“The refusal of Philadelphia to contract with CSS for the provision of foster care services unless CSS agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment,” the Court.

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