Statement from Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association:

“Today’s decision prohibits government sanctioned discrimination against religious adoption and foster care agencies because of their beliefs about marriage. Catholic adoption agencies have been placing vulnerable children in loving homes for centuries without discriminating based on race, religion, sex, or disability. But those agencies have become the latest victim of woke culture as activists seek to push them out of the adoption and foster care space because of their religious values. Those efforts are rooted in an anti-Catholic bigotry that refuses to tolerate pluralistic views and beliefs. Thankfully the Supreme Court has put an end to efforts to close down and cancel the faith-based agencies whose work on behalf of marginalized children is invaluable.”

Statement from Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, MD, Policy Advisor for The Catholic Association:

“As a happy adoptive mom and a Catholic, I am heartened by the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in favor of religious freedom. Finding stable homes for children in need – and finding a good match for families that are ready to open their doors – is what Catholic Social Services do best. And, an “all hands on deck” approach is the right one when so many children are desperate for homes. In this case, all nine Justices have agreed that the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it targeted valuable religious agencies for their beliefs about marriage. The fact that Catholic Social Services can now resume their good work is a huge win for vulnerable children in Philadelphia.”