Nebraska Supreme Court strikes down anti-gay foster parent rule.

An impassioned ruling against “the humiliation of rejection and the stigmatic harm of unequal treatment.”

…”It is legally indistinguishable from a sign reading ‘Whites Only’ on the hiring-office door. Memo 1-95 clearly excluded same-sex couples and individuals who identified as homosexuals either from being licensed or from having state wards placed in their homes. There is no dispute that all the plaintiffs were ready and able to be foster parents, were aware of and deterred by Memo 1-95, and would have taken further steps to become foster parents but for the barrier expressed in Memo 1-95. The plaintiffs considered any further action to be futile and did not wish to subject themselves to the humiliation of rejection and the stigmatic harm of unequal treatment.”

Nebraska Supreme Court strikes down anti-gay foster parent rule.

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