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Oct. 13, 2021, 11:19 PM

HHS Sued Over Alleged Anti-LGBT Bias in Refugee Foster Program

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sued Wednesday by a lesbian woman who says she was discriminated against due to her sexual orientation by organizations that receive government funding to provide foster services for refugee children.

Kelly Easter, who said she attempted to apply to be a foster parent in a federally funded child-welfare program, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She alleges that because she is a lesbian, she hasn’t been allowed to apply “on the same terms as a non-gay person because the program is administered in a discriminatory ...

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