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Catholic Foster Care Agency Can Not Discriminate Against LGBTQ Couples, Court Says

The agency argued its religious freedoms were violated when Philadelphia ended a foster care contract. A federal appeals court disagreed.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that city contractors must abide by nondiscrimination policies in the placement of foster children with same-sex couples.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the

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