Pennsylvania Judge Rules Religious Adoption Agency Should Not Exclude Gay Parents | 7/20/2018 | Staff
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A federal judge from Pennsylvania decided that a religious organization should not refuse to place foster children with gay families.

NBC News revealed that Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that the city has the right to require the foster and adoption agencies to follow the city's nondiscrimination policies.

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This is a groundbreaking decision since it was the first time that a federal court released a ruling that foster and adoption agencies should not turn down the application of same-sex couples who cannot meet the agencies' religious guidelines.

Judge Tucker came up with the ruling for the case between Philadelphia's Department of Human Services (DHS) and Catholic Social Services.

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DHS learned that Catholic Social Services and Bethany Christian Services, two of the foster care agencies that were affiliated with the city, implements policies that refuse to spend their publicly funded services to couples with the same sex.

After learning about the policies of these agencies, DHS decided to stop working...
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