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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:19 AM

Lambda Legal discusses LGBTQ stakes in Supreme Court

By Jason Villemez

Lambda Legal hosted a Facebook livestream on September 23 to discuss the importance of the Supreme Court — and a potential third Trump appointee — in shaping the lives of LGBTQ people. Access to healthcare and government services are among the issues impacting the LGBTQ community that hang in the balance.

Participants in the livestream included Lambda Legal staff members Sharon M. McGowan, Karen L. Loewy, Diana Flynn, and Omar Gonzalez-Pagan.

One of the highest-profile cases before the Supreme Court this fall is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which involves the placement of Philadelphia foster children.

At issue is the city’s decision to pull the contract of Catholic Social Services because CSS refuses to place children with same-sex households. Philadelphia maintains that the actions of CSS violate the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance barring discrimination in public accommodations.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/lambda-legal-discusses-lgbtq-stakes-in-supreme-court/

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