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Charities Can Reject Foster Parents for Immigrant Kids Over Religion

posted on July 18, 2018

The Daily Beast’s Justin Rohrlich reports that some states—like Texas and Michigan—grant Christian shelter facilities the right to reject foster parent applications based on their religious beliefs. “According to a report released last year by the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Social Policy, this could exclude otherwise qualified secular or interfaith couples, atheists, even couples in which one spouse had previously been divorced,” writes Rohrlich. Immigrant children placed in shelters that have these religious exemptions can also be subjected to conversion therapy if they identify as LGBTQ, as well as denied access to birth control and abortion services.

Read at The Daily Beast