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Texas fights federal rule that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination in state adoptions and foster care

Texas allows religious groups that are part of the state’s child welfare network to refuse to assist LGBTQ couples seeking to foster or adopt. That could put critical federal funding at risk.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks after being re-elected, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano, Texas. Paxton defeated Rochelle Garza.

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