Mic: Congress passes spending bill nixing amendment that discriminated against LGBTQ adoption

By Alison Durkee

The House of Representatives passed a spending bill Wednesday that did not include an amendment allowing discrimination against potential adoptive and foster care parents.

The Aderholt amendment, as it was known, would have allowed taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to legally turn away potential caregivers based on the agencies’ religious beliefs. Such policies are criticized for discriminating against LGBTQ, single and non-Christian parents.

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