Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton says she will cut off funding to faith-based adoption groups that “discriminate against LGBT people”

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton says she will cut off funding to faith-based adoption groups that “discriminate against LGBT people”

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has promised, if she becomes President, to use her influence to cut off federal funding for adoption and foster care agencies that “discriminate against LGBT people.”  Clinton said:

“As president, I would push to cut off federal funding for any child welfare agency that discriminates against LGBT people. For me, there is no excuse — none — for hurting children and families like this.”

The promise came in the context of her acknowledgement of the hundreds of thousands of foster children awaiting adoption and her calling the fact that 11 states ban adoption by LGBT couples or singles saying it was “one of the cruelest vestiges of antigay bigotry, and it’s also really cruel to those kids.”

Candidate Clinton’s comments came in a speech to a Human Rights Campaign conference on October 3, 2015.

Instead of supporting legislation that cracks down on religious diversity by excluding religious adoption and foster-care agencies— whose view that children, where possible, should be placed in mother-father families is not  illegal! — the next President should support federal legislation that recognizes the diversity in America and instead should prevent states that receive child welfare funds from penalizing independent adoption agencies that, due to their religious identity and conviction, place children with married mother-father families.