Court’s Decision Was a ‘Profound Victory for Religious Liberty’ in LGBT Disputes: Experts

Court’s Decision Was a ‘Profound Victory for Religious Liberty’ in LGBT Disputes: Experts

The Supreme Court delivered a major victory for religious liberty this week when it sided with a Catholic foster care agency over the city of Philadelphia, legal experts say.

The high court also signaled it may be ready to overturn a 1990 case that has been used to limit religious liberty.

The justices, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it tried forcing Catholic Social Services to place children in same-sex homes. “It is plain,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court, “that the City’s actions have burdened CSS’s religious exercise by putting it to the choice of curtailing its mission or approving relationships inconsistent with its beliefs.”

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