Today, HRC called out the Texas House of Representatives for passing HB 3859, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations -- including adoption and foster care agencies -- to discriminate against LGBTQ prospective parents and children in need of a loving, secure home. It could also lead to concrete harm to children in care; it would forbid the state from cancelling a state contract with an agency that subjected children in their care to dangerous practices such as so-called “conversion therapy.” HB 3859 is just the latest bill in a slate of anti-LGBTQ bills being pursued by the Texas legislature, which is undertaking a systematic effort to roll back the rights of LGBTQ Texans, piece by piece.
http://www.hrc.org/blog/breaking-discri ... ll-hb-3859
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