ACLU: Foster mom told to serve pork
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says a Muslim woman's application to be a foster mother was rejected because she does not allow pork in her home.
Officials with the Maryland ACLU said Wednesday they have filed a complaint with the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission over the incident.
According to the ACLU, the Baltimore woman assured representatives of Contemporary Family Services that she would honor the religious beliefs of any child in her care, but the agency denied her application over her objections to having pork products in her home.
Officials with Contemporary Family Services, a private agency authorized by the state to certify foster families, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| April 14, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, Baltimore, Foster care, Maryland, Maryland ACLU
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