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States support fostering by LGBT parents by restricting discrimination (7 states)
States are silent on fostering by LGBT parents (42 states + D.C.)
States restrict fostering by LGBT parents (1 state)
State permits state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBT people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs
Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws
30% of LGBT population lives in states which have laws that support fostering by LGBT parents70% of LGBT population lives in states which are silent on fostering by LGBT parents1% of LGBT population lives in states which restrict fostering by LGBT parents