On August 20, 2020 Sanford Jay Rosen and Michael Nunez of RBGG filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of several LGBT Bar Associations in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.  The brief is here:  Fulton v City of Philadelphia Brief Amicus Curiae National LGBT Bar Association et al.

The case is a challenge by Catholic Social Services (“CSS”) and several foster parents to Philadelphia’s decision to cut off referrals of foster children to CSS for placement and payment of public funds for such services.  The City did this because CSS had refused to comply with its contract with the City—mandated by the City’s general antidiscrimination law—requiring that CSS,  like all other private agencies that contract with the City, to certify or use same-sex couples as foster parents.  

According to the brief:  “Amici urge this Court to confirm that government contractors must comply with antidiscrimination laws barring discrimination against LGBT people and to reaffirm the well-established rule that  religious views do not provide a justification for discrimination in violation of neutral, generally applicable antidiscrimination laws.”