H.R. 4806 (111th): Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Introduced:
Mar 10, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Fortney “Pete” Stark
Representative for California's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 10, 2010
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1681 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 03, 2011

H.R. 3827 (Related)
Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 10, 2010
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2010
 
Full Title

To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.

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Cosponsors
40 cosponsors (40D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

Human Resources

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3/10/2010--Introduced.
Every Child Deserves a Family Act - Prohibits an entity that receives federal assistance and is involved in adoption or foster care placements from discriminating against prospective adoptive or foster parents solely on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identification, or marital status or on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in order to ensure compliance with, and ensure understanding of the legal, practice, and culture changes required by this Act in making foster care and adoption placement decisions, to provide specified technical assistance to all entities covered by this Act.
Requires a Government Accountability Office study whether states have substantially complied with this Act in eliminating policies, practices, or statutes that deny adoption rights on the basis of these criteria.

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