The Trump administration submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on Wednesday arguing that a taxpayer-funded organization should be able to refuse to work with same-sex couples and others whom the group considers to be in violation of its religious beliefs. The brief was filed by the Department of Justice in the case Fulton v. The latter argument cites a recent Supreme Court case in which the government intervened on behalf of baker Jack Phillips who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple due to his religious beliefs. The high court awarded a narrow victory to Phillips on the grounds that the Colorado Human Rights Commission had shown hostility toward his religious views. Catholic Social Services sued Philadelphia in after the city ended its contract with the faith-based service provider upon learning the organization would not consider same-sex couples as potential parents for foster children. The organization argued that to provide these services to gay couples violated its constitutional rights to free religious exercise and free speech.
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More gay couples and fewer heterosexual couples are applying to adopt children in Britain, new figures show. Last year, one in seven adoption orders was made by a gay couple. Wilsons, a private law firm that analysed the figures, noted that the number of gay couples applying for adoption increased from in to last year. That number has fallen from 4, to 3, Homosexual couples have been allowed to adopt children since , when the Adoption and Children Act came into force. Both partners have rights to joint legal parenting since Scott Casson-Rennie, head of engagement and delivery at charity Adoption UK, is a same sex adopter of three.
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A Catholic adoption agency has lost a two-year battle to be excluded from laws that ban discrimination against homosexuals. Leeds-based Catholic Care wanted exemption from the Sexual Orientation Regulations, which require it to consider gay and lesbian couples as prospective parents. But a ruling on Tuesday by the Charity Tribunal upheld an earlier decision from the Charity Commission.
This compares with 8, in and 4, in As a professional in a same-sex couple, if you request maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave from your employer, you cannot be discriminated against simply because of your sexual orientation. This is a "protected characteristic" under the Equality Act and your employer is likely to be guilty of direct discrimination if, for example, your request for parental leave is refused because your manager doesn't agree with same-sex couples being allowed to adopt children. But your position and rights can be confusing, so here is an overview of the options:. Adoption leave mirrors maternity leave.