New Hope Family Services Inc v. Poole (2019)

FFRF filed this amicus brief with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on October 28, 2019 in collaboration with other secular organizations against an organization who sought to receive a religious exemption from New York State’s non-discrimination laws. New Hope Family Services, a Christian adoption agency, argued that they should be allowed to exclude same-sex couples from adopting. This brief argued that the adoption agency should not be allowed to be exempt from non-discrimination laws and should instead focus on serving the best interests of the children in their care.

This brief was filed by Geoffrey Blackwell of American Atheists. The American Humanist Association and Center For Inquiry also signed on.


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