Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), has introduced the Sensible Adoption for Every (SAFE) Home Act, aimed at preventing child welfare agencies from denying prospective adopters who disagree with a child’s LGBTQ status, including medical treatment inconsistent with their biological sex.
This comes after the Department of Health and Human Services announced a rule to ensure LGBTQI+ youth are placed in accepting environments.
Banks’ bill would impact agencies receiving federal funding. (Trending: Trump Announces Major Promise For 2024)
“The Biden administration is cruelly preventing countless children in the foster care and adoption system from going to loving homes just because parents are opposed to irreversible sex change procedures on kids,” Banks said.
“This isn’t a liberal or conservative issue. This is just plain wrong, and every sane person knows it.”
The rule “would require that child welfare agencies ensure that each child in their care who identifies as LGBTQI+ receive a safe and appropriate placement and services that help them thrive.”
“The proposed rule would protect LGBTQI+ youth by placing them in environments free of hostility, mistreatment, or abuse based on the child’s LGBTQI+ status. And the proposed rule would require that caregivers for LGBTQI+ children are properly and fully trained to provide for the needs of the child related to the child’s self-identified sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression,” the HHS website reads.