Pelosi Statement on GOP License to Discriminate Amendment
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans adopted an outrageous anti-LGBTQ amendment to the minibus funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, which allows federally-funded child welfare placing agencies to turn away qualified prospective parents on the basis of sexual orientation and religion:
“Republicans’ moral bankruptcy reached a sickening new low today. House Republicans chose to sacrifice the well-being of little children to push a bigoted, anti-LGBTQ agenda, potentially denying tens of thousands of vulnerable children the opportunity to find a loving and safe home.
“House Democrats will fight this disgusting, deeply immoral and profoundly offensive effort with all our strength. There is no place for bigotry or discrimination in our foster and adoption systems – or in any part of our democracy.”