Washington D.C., Jun 3, 2019 / 13:00 pm
Lawyers representing Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia are appealing to the Supreme Court after the agency was stripped of its contract to provide foster care services for the city for refusing to place children with same-sex couples.
Although the Supreme Court declined to hear the case last year, Lori Windham, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is providing counsel in the case, said that this year is a different story.
"Last year, we made a very unusual emergency request asking the Supreme Court to get involved before the case even been heard in the appeals court," Windham explained to CNA June 3.
In April, the Third Circut Court of Appeals ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children with same-sex couples.