Couple Takes on Trump Admin in Foster Care Discrimination Suit

A federal court heard oral arguments today on whether to dismiss a lawsuit from a married same-sex couple who were denied the opportunity to even apply to become foster parents to a refugee child.

Texas couple Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin, both college professors, were turned away by a Catholic social services agency that receives federal funds; the reason given was that they did not “mirror the Holy Family.” Represented by Lambda Legal, they filed suit in February against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Department of Health and Human Services, the latter being part of the federal government and, therefore, the Trump administration.

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