In a June 17 victory for religious freedom, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to continue its contract with Catholic Social Services violated the agency’s First Amendment rights.
The nine justices ruled that Catholic Social Services’ biblical values and traditional view of marriage gives it the right to refuse unmarried as well as same-sex couples from its foster and adoption services. The city of Philadelphia had demanded that the agency violate its principles and accept same-sex couples or face termination of its foster care contract.
Rather than violate its values, Catholic Social Services sued the city, and the case worked its way up to the Supreme Court.
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SOURCE: Charisma News