We are excited to see the Biden administration reverse a Trump-era policy on faith-based discrimination in foster placements.

The policy exempted federally funded foster care providers from following nondiscriminatory rules in Michigan, Texas, and South Carolina, allowing faith-based providers in these states to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

CLC submitted an objection to the provision because of the policy’s discriminatory consequences. We know that people of all religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations can be excellent caregivers and foster families for children in foster care. Now, would-be foster parents in all states cannot be discriminatorily rejected, bringing these states back in line with policies that apply across the country. Learn more about the changes in the Imprint.

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