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Supreme Court Dodges Another Religious Liberty Fight

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23.09.2021

Religion

Scott Shackford | From the October 2021 issue

The Supreme Court once again sidestepped a conflict between religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws when it ruled in June that Philadelphia officials violated the First Amendment by requiring a Catholic charity to certify same-sex couples as foster parents.

Philadelphia refused to renew a contract with Catholic Social Services because the organization would not comply with the city's anti-discrimination laws by serving same-sex couples. That decision, six justices concluded in Fulton v. Philadelphia, amounted to an unconstitutional burden on the free exercise of religion.

The ruling hinged on the fact that the city's foster........

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