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H.R. 1750: Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2021

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Are those providers’ religious convictions, which dictate that they discriminate against same-sex couples, a valid reason for them to be denied federal money?


According to the nonprofit Movement Advancement Project, 25 states plus Washington, D.C. ban adoption or foster care agencies from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, such as refusing to place children with same-sex couples.

While these are mostly blue states, the list also includes a few red states such as Iowa, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

But is this constitutional? The pending Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia concerns the group Catholic Social Services, which sued Pennsylvania’s largest city for infringing on their First Amendment rights, arguing that their freedom of religion allowed them to deny their services to same-sex couples.

Both a …

Sponsor and status

Mike Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2021
Length: 10 pages
Mar 10, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 10, 2021

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13 Cosponsors (13 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 10, 2021

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H.R. 1750 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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