#religion | SCOTUS to Rule on Religious Freedom Versus LGBTQ Rights in Phila.


Angela Giampolo of Giampolo Law.

It is tempting to believe in the past few weeks that the U.S. Supreme Court, albeit conservative leaning, is growing supportive of LGBTQ rights despite religious counterarguments. This positivity can cast a rose-colored glow on the upcoming SCOTUS decision regarding LGBTQ adoption rights here in Philadelphia. But the recent July 8 SCOTUS ruling on Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania reiterated the court’s tepid support when deciding cases hinged upon religious freedom. Unfortunately, the upcoming case Fulton v. Philadelphia fits the mold of a religious freedom argument precisely and pro-religious freedom rhetoric abounds:

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