Trump Pushes New Plan To Allow Adoption Agencies To Deny Same-Sex Couples Because Of Religious Beliefs
Donald Trump pushed his right-wing extreme views when he announced his plan to give adoption agencies the power to deny same-sex couples the right to adopt a child based on religious beliefs.
During his speech at the National Day of Prayer Trump said:
“We will always protect our country’s long and proud tradition of faith-based adoption,” Trump promised attendees in February, adding that faith-based adoption agencies should be able to follow their “deeply held beliefs.”
Now, according to Axios, there are two versions under consideration, both involve rescinding all or part of Obama-era regulations that mandated non-discrimination policies across all federal agencies.
One plan would entirely rescind the Obama regulations, the other would apply only to religious or “faith-based” groups.
In this case, adoption agencies will be allowed to discriminate against the LGBTQ community and would make it harder for children to find a permanent home.
According to the report, the announcement could come as early as July and would be based in the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Civil Rights, headed by Roger Severino, who has been described as a “radical anti-LGBTQ activist.”
Severino was also in the news today after his Office posted a proposal that would rescind Obama-era regulations protecting transgender people against discrimination in health care. The proposal would allow doctors and other health care providers, and organizations, refuse care to transgender patients.