Foster parents who care for children through the agency of the local Catholic Social Services could be empowered by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to continue this selfless service.
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COMMENTARY: Today’s undivided decision ought to do much to lessen this public flogging and its intimidation on the participation of religious people and organizations in the civic, economic, and public life of the nation.
In an email to its employees, Bethany said that its new policy was approved by the agency’s board of directors in January, after about a decade of discernment on the issue.
Sharonell Fulton and Toni Simms-Busch, who have fostered more than 40 children and who partnered with Catholic Social Services, brought the case against the city that is currently before the Supreme Court.
In April, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children with same-sex couples.