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The Supreme Court has issued a number of significant rulings this term that affect everything from collegiate athletics to adoption agencies.
Among the most notable decisions, the high court ruled 9-0 in favor of religious liberty in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case gives a Catholic social service agency in Philadelphia the right to continue a government-funded foster care program while not being forced to compromise its beliefs about marriage.
The city of Philadelphia “terminated Catholic Social Services’ contract as a foster care placement agency,” because the group would not place children with same-sex couples, Heritage Foundation legal fellow Amy Swearer said. The city did that even though “there had also never been a same-sex couple that had ever approached Catholic Social Services about becoming foster parents,” she noted.
Swearer joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Philadelphia case could affect other faith-based adoption agencies. Swearer also breaks down the significance of the court’s recent ruling against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Also on today’s show, Marie Fishpaw, the director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins the show to discuss The Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare and what that decision means for Americans’ health care.
And as always, we will be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”
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