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Supreme Court of the United States

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Court: U.S. Supreme Court

Status: Won

Last Updated: 8/30/2021


The City of Philadelphia halted foster-care referrals to Catholic Social Services (CSS) because CSS wanted to operate in accordance with its religious convictions concerning marriage. This shut down its ability to place new foster children with loving families in Philadelphia. 

Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the City can't exclude CSS from serving the children and families in Philadelphia because of its religious beliefs.  

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Chris Schandevel

Legal Counsel

Chris Schandevel serves as legal counsel on Alliance Defending Freedom’s Appellate Advocacy Team.

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