Obama calls for end to discriminatory parenting laws

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The Advocate:

When President Obama declared May to be National Foster Care Month this week, he included words never before included in a White House proclamation about adoption. Those words reflect the second time in 2015 the president called for transgender individuals and bisexuals, lesbians and gays be afforded their full civil rights.

“With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is important to ensure all qualified caregivers have the opportunity to serve as foster or adoptive parents, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status,” according to the proclamation. “That is why we are working to break down the barriers that exist and investing in efforts to recruit more qualified parents for children in foster care.”

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