Children’s Advocacy Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Philadelphia’s Adherence to Non-Discrimination in Foster Care

Children’s Rights and more than 30 local and national nonprofit children’s organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of a federal court’s decision to uphold Philadelphia’s strict non-discrimination policies in foster care placements. In Fulton v. the City of Philadelphia, a federal judge ruled that foster care agencies receiving public funding cannot discriminate against prospective LGBTQ foster parents or others on the basis of religious belief.

Children’s Rights and co-signers support the City of Philadelphia in protecting the constitutional rights and best interests of children in the foster care system. Both the Supreme Court and scientific research have found that sexual orientation has no bearing on a parent’s ability to care for a foster or adopted child.