Thursday, June 17, 2021
Supreme Court rules for Catholic foster care agency in gay discrimination dispute | Washington Examiner
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for a Catholic-run foster care agency in a dispute over Philadelphia's nondiscrimination policy against gay and transgender people.
The court found that Philadelphia had violated the free exercise clause of the First Amendment by refusing to contract with Catholic Social Services in the placement of foster care children. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the opinion of the court. No justices dissented. A number of justices, including Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, and Gorsuch, filed concurrences.