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Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster agency that excludes same-sex couples in 9-0 ruling

Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster agency that excludes same-sex couples in 9-0 ruling | 18 June 2021 | The Supreme Court sided unanimously with a Catholic foster agency in a dispute against the city of Philadelphia over whether it should be banned from participating in the city's foster program because it excludes same-sex couples. The group, Catholic Social Services (CSS), claimed that "Philadelphia’s attempts to exclude the Catholic Church from foster care" violated the First Amendment. Lawyers for the city, meanwhile, said that CSS "lacks a constitutional right to demand that DHS offer it a contract that omits the same nondiscrimination requirement every other FFCA must follow when performing services for the City." In a 9-0 ruling, the justices sided with Catholic Social Services.