The Orthodox Union welcomes a United States Supreme Court ruling today that unanimously supported the decision of a Catholic foster agency to refuse to work with same-sex couples. The court says the city of Philadelphia was wrong to limit its relationship with the group as a result of the agency’s policy.
“Today’s historic ruling by the US Supreme Court is of critical important to the American Orthodox Jewish community,” says the OU’s executive director of public policy, Nathan Diament. “As a minority faith community in the United States, the robust legal protection for religious practice is an existential issue for us. Today’s ruling in Fulton reinstates that robust protection at the constitutional level and thus more potently promises that Jews — along with Americans of all faiths — will have our religious practices protected from government interference.”