Pete Stark has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit any foster care or adoption agency who receives government funding (or is associated with an entity who does) from discriminating against prospective foster/adoptive parents on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. This is not the first time he has introduced a bill like this, so we’ll see what becomes of it. But if this is passed, it will force many agencies to shut down their doors or violate their ethical principles. As I wrote about previously, the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality matters, and has practical consequences that affect us all.
Go here for a legal analysis of the bill.