HHS rule protects religious liberty
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January-February 2020After President Donald Trump’s September 23 UN address challenging all nations to protect religious liberty (See AFAJ 12/19.), his administration followed through by protecting religious liberty in the U.S. On November 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a reversal of an Obama-era policy that required faith-based adoption and foster care groups to place children in same-sex households if receiving federal funds.

An HHS statement read: “The proposed rule, represents the Trump administration’s strong commitment to the rule of law – the Constitution, federal statutes, and Supreme Court decisions. These require that the federal government not infringe on religious freedom in its operation of HHS grant programs and address the impact of regulatory actions on small entities.”

afa.net, 11/4/19