By Oscar Lopez. The cases reflect a growing tension in the United States between civil rights advocates opposing discrimination and religious groups seeking the right to operate according to their spiritual beliefs. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, which funded the refugee foster care program through a grant to the U. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the Department did not comment on pending litigation. During its next term starting in October, the U. At the state level, the debate is also gaining momentum.
State-Funded Adoption Agencies In Michigan Barred From Refusing LGBTQ Parents
Discrimination Against Catholic Adoption Services | USCCB
As many as six million American children and adults have an LGBTQ parent, and many of these families have been formed by adoption. Check out these stats:. Keep in mind that much of this data is compiled on gay and lesbian adoption since little information is available on adoption by bi-sexuals, transgender and those who identify as queer or gender nonconforming. While we have seen large shifts in acceptance of gay and lesbian adoption, discrimination still exists.
Adoption agency should be able to reject gay couples, Trump administration argues
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By Rachel Stewart Johnson. This fall, Michael George and Chad Lord mark a milestone: the fifth anniversary of their quest to adopt a newborn. After varied efforts and thousands of dollars, the married couple from Washington, D.