Supreme Court sides with Catholic group that turns away same-sex couples as foster parents

The Supreme Court ruled that Philadelphia cannot exclude a Catholic organization from its nursing program because the group does not accept claims from same-sex couples.

The decision could make it easier for religious organizations or individuals participating in government programs to deny LGBTQ people or other services.

The judges’ ruling in favor of Catholic Social Services was unanimous, but three of the court’s conservative judges said the court should have issued a more far-reaching ruling that overturned a two-decade-old ruling that allowed the government to enforce broad-based rules even if they incriminate certain religious groups.

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