Today, the Modern Military Association of America, the nation’s largest non-profit organization for the LGBTQ military and veteran community, strongly condemned the Trump-Pence administration’s new rule licensing taxpayer-funded discrimination against the LGBTQ community in adoption and foster care services. Released today by the Department of Health and Human Services, the rule attacking basic fairness and equality comes at the start of National Adoption Month.

“Hundreds of qualified LGBTQ military and veteran parents provide loving and caring homes to children in need, and the last thing they should face is government-sanctioned discrimination,” said MMAA Executive Director Andy Blevins. “There’s nothing more shameful than families who sacrifice so much for this nation being discriminated against with taxpayer funds. Congress must take action to stop the Trump-Pence administration’s latest attack on the LGBTQ community by passing the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.”

MMAA is a proud member of the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign. The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit any child welfare agency receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any potential foster or adoptive family on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. It would ensure that children in need would be able to find loving and caring homes with qualified parents.