Saturday, April 15, 2017
Nebraska state supreme court strikes down antiquated ban on gay couple foster parents
The Nebraska state supreme court has struck down a rule (M-95) prohibiting gay couples from becoming foster parents. Slate has a typical news story here.
There is some question as to how often it as enforced, and it was obviously not constitutional once same-sex marriage became the law of the land.
The rule could matter in asylum situations. There are agencies (like the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition) which place unaccompanied minor immigrants (usually 16 or 17) with foster families while seeking asylum, although this is obviously very challenging.
Wikipedia attribution link for Pine Ridge NB phot by Spencer, CCSA 2.5