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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Across the U.S., faith-based adoption providers are being threatened because of their religious beliefs. So this case went to the Supreme Court.

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