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S. 1069: Every Child Deserves a Family Act



Date Senator Action
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Al Franken Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Frank Lautenberg Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Patty Murray Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Charles Schumer Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Elizabeth Warren Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Ron Wyden Cosponsor
2013-06-12/ 12:00:00 AM Ben Cardin Cosponsor
2013-06-25/ 12:00:00 AM Jeanne Shaheen Cosponsor
2013-09-09/ 12:00:00 AM Robert Menendez Cosponsor
2013-09-09/ 12:00:00 AM Bernie Sanders Cosponsor
2013-09-11/ 12:00:00 AM Edward J Markey Cosponsor
2013-05-23/ 12:00:00 AM Kirsten Gillibrand Introduced
Every Child Deserves a Family Act - Prohibits an entity that receives federal assistance and is involved in adoption or foster care placements from discriminating against prospective adoptive or foster parents solely on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identification, or marital status or on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in order to ensure compliance with, and ensure understanding of the legal, practice, and culture changes required by this Act in making foster care and adoption placement decisions, to provide specified technical assistance to all entities covered by this Act. Requires a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of whether states have substantially complied with this Act in eliminating policies, practices, or statutes that deny adoption rights on the basis of these criteria.