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Hey there! We’re at the US District Court for DC, arguing in our case on behalf of Bryn Esplin & Fatma Marouf, a married same-sex couple denied the opportunity to foster a refugee child because they don’t "mirror the holy family"—whatever *that* means. Follow along!
Arguing in court today is LL's own Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg (pictured in first tweet), joined by our Director of Constitutional Litigation @camillabtaylor & Ken Cho of @HLCitizenship. Opposition includes lawyers from @TheJusticeDept & @USCCB. Go team!
Judge Amit Mehta is presiding. We’re here to hear arguments on the DOJ’s Motion to Dismiss. The federal government is trying to say they're not responsible, and they want to toss the case.
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Michigan needs more foster parents, but Kristy and Dana were turned away by agencies with state contracts because they're a same-sex couple.

Today we're in court fighting to keep religious litmus tests out of the child welfare system.
broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/…
In recent years, a growing number of states have passed laws that give child welfare agencies a #LicenseToDiscriminate against LGBT people, single-parents, people with disabilities, and others who do not match the agency's religious preferences.
This is just one example of how religious beliefs are being used to turn people away from the child welfare system, health care, and businesses open to the public. broadly.vice.com/en_us/topic/es…
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#BREAKING: I am leading 19 AGs against the Trump admin’s illegal and inhumane effort to let businesses refuse health care to employees under the guise of religious freedom. on.ny.gov/2Gx85JT #LicenseToDiscriminate
Right now, there are millions of New Yorkers and Americans who are struggling to get the health care they need. President Trump should be helping them. Here’s what he’s proposing instead:
Businesses will be able to object to providing insurance coverage for procedures they don’t like. #LicenseToDiscriminate
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BREAKING: Proposed @HHSGov rule creating the @HHSOCR “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division" & targeting #LGBTQ people, #HIV+ people, women & more is out. We're reviewing now. Stay tuned. #RxforDiscrimination #LicenseToDiscriminate
Topline analysis: The @realDonaldTrump administration is using tax dollars to weaponize the @HHSGov Office of CIVIL RIGHTS (!) against #LGBTQ people. #RxforDiscrimination @HHSOCR
This rule attempts to turn oppressors into victims. #RxforDiscrimination
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Reporting live from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcing a new division to uphold so-called conscience protections at the expense of reproductive and LGBTQ health care. #LicensetoDiscriminate @Rewire_News
The division will enforce a new HHS rule, coming soon, reportedly giving an out to doctors, clinicians, etc. who don't want to treat LGBTQ patients or provide reproductive health care (abortion, yes, but also birth control and potentially much more). #LicensetoDiscriminate
I'll live-Tweet as much as I can while trying to put this all in context. Check back with me and @Hegemommy later today for a thorough analysis. #LicensetoDiscriminate @Rewire_News
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BREAKING: On today's episode of "How to Get Away with Discrimination," the DOJ's #LicensetoDiscriminate EO guidance. bit.ly/2ktBdI3
The devil is in the details of this "religious freedom" guidance, as they say. #LicensetoDiscriminate
This #LicensetoDiscriminate guidance *says* it does not authorize discrimination. BUT...
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