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Gov. Cuomo condemns Trump rule to let faith-based groups exclude LGBT parents

Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday that New York will take legal action to block the Trump administration’s proposed rule allowing foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families.

“Trump’s proposal isn’t just discriminatory and repugnant to our values — it’s also heartless and dumb as it would deny countless children a loving family and a safe place to call home. If he moves forward with this rule, we’ll take legal action to stop it,” Cuomo said.

The White House says the rule from the Department of Health and Human Services is needed to remove barriers that prevent some nonprofits from helping vulnerable people in their communities. It would apply to a broad range of organizations that receive federal support, such as those that get federal funding to help the homeless or prevent HIV.

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