A foster care and adoption #LicenseToDiscriminate measure was added into a health and human services funding bill in the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday and passed by a vote of 29-23. Named the Aderholt Amendment, it would protect foster care and adoption agencies that refuse services to LGBTQ and other couples based on their religious beliefs. The amendment specifically says adoption agencies declining a child welfare service "based on sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions" could not be punished.
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