Letter to HHS Secretary Azar in Opposition to South Carolina's Waiver Request

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Lambda Legal and 76 other civil rights, child welfare, faith organizations, and individuals submitted a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Alex Azar urging him not to grant South Carolina’s request for an exemption from federal nondiscrimination law for faith-based, government-funded child welfare providers. South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care.