Texas archdiocese challenges LGBT anti-discrimination rights

In this photo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston Daniel DiNardo acknowledges the Archdiocese Youth Council during the Archdiocesan Youth Conference Sunday Mass in Houston. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston wants to become a foster care provider in Texas, but only if the Catholic organization is exempt from a federal rule meant to protect LGBT people from discrimination. The archdiocese is teaming up with the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Department of Family and Protective Services to challenge the rule that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identify, and other characteristics.