LGBTQ advocates may sue South Carolina over anti-gay foster parent prohibition
by Matt Comer
August 1, 2018
LGBTQ advocates in South Carolina say they are considering suing the state after it passed new measures allowing foster agencies to discriminate against LGBT residents, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier.
Thew new measures, included in a state budge provision as well as an executive order from Gov. Henry McMaster, give a “religious liberty” protection to foster agencies who do not want to place children with same-sex couples based on a so-called “sincerely held religious belief.”
But SC Equality, the Palmetto State’s LGBTQ advocacy organization, says the provisions amount to nothing more than state-sanctioned discrimination.