Discrimination In Child Welfare Services

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Allows agencies to discriminate against potential parents

5 States

Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children

1 State

Allows agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and allows agencies to deny children services to which the agency objects

Allows sweeping anti-LGBTQ discrimination that includes allowing agencies to refuse to work with potential parents and children and agencies can deny children services to which the agency objects, including refusing to allow transgender people access

3 States

Discrimination is allowed by private agencies which do not receive taxpayer funds

1 State

*Michigan was subject to a lawsuit that settled the law, and Michigan is no longer able to enforce these restrictions.

Updated January 21, 2021