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

Feb. 24, 2020, 2:34 PM; Updated: 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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