Supreme Court to Tackle Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Tackles Religious Liberty

( – The Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal on an important case involving a foster care organization and same-sex couples.

After an investigation by a local newspaper, the city of Philadelphia put a freeze on the contract they have with Catholic Social Services. The Catholic foster organization is one of 30 agencies in the area that work with the city to place children with foster parents.

The contract Catholic Social Services has with the city says that agencies aren’t allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion, natural origin, color or race. It says nothing about sexual orientation.

A federal appeals court that heard the case ruled in favor of the city, claiming that Catholic Social Services did not prove that Philadelphia targeted the organization because of its religious beliefs.

The religious liberty case will be heard when its next term starts in October of this year.

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