Advocate: Congress Turns Back Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Amendment

By Trudy Ring

Legislation that would allow adoption and foster care agencies receiving federal funds to discriminate against prospective parents because of sexual orientation or other factors has been defeated.

The measure, known informally as the Aderholt amendment, was attached to a spending bill by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee in July. But Wednesday, the full House approved the spending bill without the amendment, according to the Family Equality Council, which worked against the discriminatory provision. The Senate has already passed its version of the bill, without any such amendment.

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