New Bill Would Stop Discrimination Against Christian Fosters

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Latest News, Top Story

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-KS, this week put forward a bill to stop a proposed Biden administration rule that would force “transgender” ideology on potential foster parents and foster care organizations.

Per its text, the legislation seeks “to prohibit” Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra “from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing the proposed rule, entitled ‘Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV–E and IV–B.’”

Marshall’s newly proposed bill is known as the “Protecting Religious Freedom for Foster Families Act.”

Under the leadership of Becerra, HHS announced its controversial pending rule in September of last year.

As CatholicVote reported in November:

[The rule] stipulates that a foster family must “establish an environment free of hostility, mistreatment, or abuse based on the child’s LGBTQI+ status.” Under the umbrella of “hostility,” “mistreatment” and “abuse,” ACF includes “unreasonably limit[ing] or deny[ing] a child’s ability to express their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” as well as any attempt to change a child’s “sexual orientation.”