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Supreme Court to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

Posted: 11:09 AM, Feb 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-25 11:10:57-05
Supreme Court to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples.

The justices will review an appeals court ruling that upheld the city's decision to stop placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as foster parents.

The appeals court ruled the city did not target the agency because of its religious beliefs but acted only to enforce its own nondiscrimination policy in the face of what seemed to be a clear violation.

The case will not be argued until the fall.