Weiser says U.S. Supreme Court Fulton decision will allow Colorado to continue to welcome all qualified and loving foster parents
June 17, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia:
“I am relieved that today’s Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia reaffirmed settled law and will continue to allow Colorado to welcome all qualified and loving foster parents, regardless of sexual orientation.
“Colorado law prohibits any service provider that receives state funding from discriminating against prospective adoptive or foster parents and children within the foster care system. I joined with 22 state attorneys general in a friend-of-the- court brief in this case to protect the State’s ability to design child welfare systems that welcome a broad and diverse pool of foster parents so that children find homes that best their needs.
“Today’s Fulton decision upholds the ability of states to prohibit discrimination by those that help find foster children loving homes, and for LGBTQ individuals to become foster parents. We should continue to make every reasonable effort to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. And as long as there are kids who need a family, we should be doing everything we can to place them in safe and loving homes.”