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High Court Will Hear Foster Care Group’s Religious Bias Suit (1)

Feb. 24, 2020, 2:34 PMUpdated: Feb. 24, 2020, 7:38 PM

Philadelphia’s decision to not renew a Catholic charity’s foster care contract because the group refuses to place children with same-sex couples will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, continuing its efforts to define a boundary between religious rights and civil rights of the LGBT community.

The justices on Monday granted Catholic Social Services’ request to review a federal appeals court decision that held the city was neutrally enforcing a nondiscrimination policy that applies to everyone. The city hadn’t targeted the nonprofit group based on hostility to its religious beliefs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said....

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