A November 1 article from Religion News Service outlines a proposed new rule from the Trump administration that would allow "adoption, foster care agencies, and other social service providers receiving taxpayer funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to refuse to serve people based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity." The rule is essentially a reversal of an Obama-era policy that prohibited such agencies from receiving government funding if they discriminated against clients based on these factors.
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, who advised Utah lawmakers in drafting their landmark bill that bans discrimination against LGBT people while also protecting religious institutions, was critical of the new rule.
“We are putting children squarely in the middle of the culture war,” she said. “It’s hard to understand how children are being served by this move.”
Read the full article at religionnews.com.