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Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ Adoption v. Religious Rights; Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Explained

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The Supreme Court just released a decision in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The question is whether a municipality can limit participation in a government program using neutral and generally applicable laws that happen to infringe on religion. The answer was an unsatisfying: The law before us is not neutral and generally applicable because it allows the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services to grant exceptions. Here is exactly what that means.