South Carolina

US: South Carolina foster care providers can reject people who don't share their religious beliefs

Federally funded child welfare agencies in South Carolina can refuse to perform services that conflict with their religious beliefs, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

US: South Carolina foster care providers can reject people who don't share their religious beliefs

Federally funded child welfare agencies in South Carolina can refuse to perform services that conflict with their religious beliefs, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

US: Lambda Legal Condemns Trump Administration Move to Allow Discrimination in Foster Care System Claiming Religion Objections

Today, the Trump-Pence Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) granted special permission to federally-funded child welfare contract agencies in South Carolina to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive parents based on their religious beliefs.

US: States Ask Supreme Court to Limit LGBT Protection

Case tests reach of ban on sex discrimination in workplace

US: Adoption and foster care laws, state by state

Foster care non-discrimination laws protect LGBT foster parents from discrimination by foster care agencies and officials. Some states permits state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBT people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs.

US: Slew of state and local bills are targeting LGBTQ people

From a trans "bathroom bill" in Anchorage to "parody marriage" legislation in South Carolina, a number of new bills are causing LGBTQ advocates concern.