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Denying Same-Sex Couples Adoption Services in NY Likely OK

Sept. 29, 2022, 6:56 PM

A Christian adoption provider won a court order barring New York from requiring that it provide services to same-sex and unmarried couples under the New York State Human Rights Law.

Plaintiff New Hope Family Services is likely to win the suit because the NYSHRL relates to “places of public accommodation,” Judge Mae A. D’Agostino of the US District Court for the Northern District of New York said, issuing a preliminary injunction.

Citing the June 2021 US Supreme Court opinion in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia finding a private religious foster agent wasn’t a place of public accommodation, D’Agostino said New ...