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Chicago’s Lutheran Child Family Services Won’t Let Gay Couple Be Foster Parents To Gay Teen

Fred Steinhauer and Matt Nalett, a Chicago couple, were denied the chance to foster a 15-year-old “Kenny” — who’s since come out as gay, and whom the couple met during Matt’s work with a runway group — by Lutheran Child Family Services, because they are homogays. Jumping through all the necessary hoops, Steinhauer says he and Nalett made it clear from the beginning they were a gay couple. But because LCFS “will not develop or license adoptive or foster care families who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning,” and evidently the agency decided to ignore its own policy at the beginning of the foster care process, the couple were suddenly out of luck just as they were about to begin guidance classes. Did we mention LCFS receives $19.9 million in state funding? Since Fox Chicago began asking questions about the agency’s refusal to let Fred and Matt adopt, the note on LCFS’s website about refusing queers is gone. Because they finally realized they were to be working in the best interests of children, not bigotry, right?