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Victory for religious liberty: Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that the city of Philadelphia discriminated against Catholic Social Services (CSS), a Catholic foster-care agency, when they cut CSS from their foster provider list because of their religious convictions on human sexuality, marriage, and the nuclear family. In the 9-0 decision, the Court decided that Philadelphia violated CSS’s constitutional rights to Free Exercise by requiring that it certify couples who are living outside the Church’s teaching, including same-sex couples and unmarried couples, to foster children from their agency.

In addition to upholding CSS’s right to freedom of expression, the Fulton decision promotes the best interest of the children of Philadelphia, who now will have more options for a loving home.

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The Colorado Catholic Conference is the united voice of the Catholic bishops of Colorado in public policy. Basing its mission on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as expressed in Catholic social teaching and the consistent life ethic, the Conference acts cooperatively to insure a dignified and productive life for all Coloradans and provides opportunities for Catholics in Colorado to carry out their responsibility to participate in political life.

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