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Trump Administration New Rule To Allow Faith-Based Adoption Organisations To Discriminate Against LGBT+ People

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to allow faith-based adoption and foster organizations to discriminate against LGBT+ couples and deny their services. This rule will remove nondiscrimination protections put in place by the Obama administration aimed to ensure the LGBT+ community is treated equally. 

The White House explains that this new rule is not meant to prevent LGBT+ couples to adopt, but to prevent religious organizations from “having to choose between helping children and honoring their faith”, ‘CBS News’ report. 

In a statement, the Family Equality Council, an advocacy group for LGBT+ families, said “the rule… will further limit the pool of loving homes available to America's 440,000 children living in foster care, and puts providers' interest in discriminating over the needs of youth in care.

“It's really unfair to call someone's long-held religious beliefs… to classify that as discrimination," Weber said. "It's very important that these organizations have the ability to place these children and still operate according to their convictions."

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