Supreme Court Rules Unanimously in Favor of Catholic Social Services and Religious Freedom

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On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in Sharonell Fulton et. al. v. City of Philadelphia. CSS, represented by Becket Law, brought suit against Philadelphia because the city barred them from placing children in foster homes due to their unwillingness to place them in homes with same-sex couples.

The Court held that “Philadelphia’s refusal to contract with Catholic Social Services for the provision of foster care services unless CSS agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.”

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