ACLU of Illinois condemns Catholic Charities brief for LGBTQ adoption discrimination

CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois condemned an amicus brief filed by Joliet- and Springfield-based Catholic Charities in a U.S. Supreme Court case on LGBTQ adoption.

The Supreme Court is hearing a lawsuit brought by Catholic Social Services (CSS) and three foster parents against Philadelphia in 2018. The city had excluded the organization in city services because it refused to allow same-sex couples to become foster parents from the city’s foster care system.

Lambda Legal: LGBTQ POC more at risk of police violence

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Lambda Legal submitted written testimony to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice highlighting the disproportionate levels of violence and abuse that LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color.