US Justice Barrett's first major hearing to focus on gay rights

Washington (AFP) – Can a Catholic adoption agency exclude gay and lesbian couples from fostering children in the name of its religious beliefs? The US Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday, just one day after the country’s presidential election.It is first major hearing to come before Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in last week over the objection of Democrats.Her appointment eight days before the presidential vote solidified the court’s conservative majority, which now stands at six out of nine justices.The case, LGBT rights advo…

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