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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Sponsor and status
John R. Lewis
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Length: 12 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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99 Cosponsors (98 Democrats, 1 Republican)
May 16, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2028 (113th).
May 19, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2449 (114th).
May 24, 2017
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Jun 5, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3114 (116th).
H.R. 2640 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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