Bloomberg Law
March 2, 2022, 3:46 PM

Christian Anti-Gay Foster Parents Get Civil Rights Suit Revived

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

Civil rights claims were reinstated against New Jersey employees by a Christian couple who say their foster parenting license was revoked after the state learned that they believe homosexuality is a sin, according to a Third Circuit ruling.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey shouldn’t have dismissed Michael and Jennifer Lasche’s claims challenging the revocation of their license, the court said. But the judge properly dismissed claims related to a child placement rescinded shortly after their religious beliefs allegedly became a problem, the Third Circuit opinion by Judge Peter J. Phipps said.

The Lasches sued employees ...

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