During an event celebrating National Adoption Month, Vice President Mike Pence praised a proposed Trump administration rule that would allow federal funding to flow to adoption agencies that refuse to place children with LGBTQ families, among others.
“We will stand for the freedom of religion and we will stand with faith-based organizations to support adoption.”
Shortly before the end of his second term, President Barack Obama changed nondiscrimination rules governing adoption agencies to expand the definition of groups protected against discrimination to include LGBTQ people.
Trump’s proposed rule change will undo that.
“Our findings highlight the importance of laws and policies that encourage and support adoption and fostering by same-sex couples,” Shoshana Goldberg, the report’s lead author, wrote at the time of its publication.