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S. 1382 - Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Families. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Every Child Deserves a Family Act

S. 1382 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.
Other Titles
  • Every Child Deserves a Family Act
  • Every Child Deserves a Family Act
Sponsor
Kirsten E. Gillibrand
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Families
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Congressional oversight
  • Marriage and family status
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • State and local government operations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/19/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/19/2015
5/19/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
5/19/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$815,726
$45,000
$1,437,356
$612,336
$563,701
$7,379,240
$10,853,359
$0

opposed this bill

Churches, clergy & religious organizations (split)
27 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Every Child Deserves a Family Act

27 organizations supported this bill

American Civil Liberties Union
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American Psychological Association
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Center for Inquiry
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
CenterLink
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Child Welfare League of America
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
DignityUSA
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Donaldson Adoption Institute
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Equality Federation
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
First Focus Campaign for Children
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Human Rights Campaign
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Interfaith Alliance
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Lambda Legal
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Marriage Equality USA
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
National Black Justice Coalition
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Halstead, Shelley (2015, May 27). Every Child Deserves a Family. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from National Center for Lesbian Rights.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
National Council of Jewish Women
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
National Foster Parent Association
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
north american council on adoptable children
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Secular Coalition for America
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
The Trevor Project
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Union for Reform Judaism
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Unitarian Universalist Association
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Voice for Adoption
Undersigned Organizations (2015, June 2). S. 1382 Support Letter. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from American Civil Liberties Union.

1 organization opposed this bill

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Carlson-Thies, Stanley (2015, June 4). "Every Child Deserves A Family" Bill Undermines Its Goal. Retrieved July 28, 2015, from Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,150$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$8,630$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$817,760$0
John BarrassoRWY$7,500$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$823,150$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$53,925$0
Roy BluntRMO$10,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$221,026$0
John BoozmanRAR$800$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,897$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$677,322$0
Richard BurrRNC$5,500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$39,627$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$3,250$0
Ben CardinDMD$66,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$26,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$122,138$0
Bill CassidyRLA$18,200$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$29,200$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$86,529$0
Bob CorkerRTN$5,000$0
John CornynRTX$1,750$0
Tom CottonRAR$4,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$19,375$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,588$0
Steve DainesRMT$3,600$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,722$0
Dick DurbinDIL$108,948$0
Mike EnziRWY$9,650$0
Joni ErnstRIA$500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$33,372$0
Deb FischerRNE$250$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$3,750$0
Al FrankenDMN$317,444$0
Cory GardnerRCO$1,550$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$263,747$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$12,000$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$8,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$187,629$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$75,170$0
Dean HellerRNV$-1,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$200,392$0
John HoevenRND$2,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$4,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,950$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,350$0
Tim KaineDVA$498,058$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$34,115$0
Mark KirkRIL$26,976$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$57,313$0
James LankfordROK$8,900$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,625$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,655$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$33,775$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$250,867$0
John McCainRAZ$43,593$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$266,735$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$14,250$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$64,600$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$143,537$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$4,200$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$8,608$0
Chris MurphyDCT$335,444$0
Patty MurrayDWA$266,213$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$114,073$0
Rand PaulRKY$5,566$0
David PerdueRGA$4,100$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$349,915$0
Rob PortmanROH$26,616$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$10,600$0
Harry ReidDNV$8,367$0
Jim RischRID$2,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,000$0
Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$9,470$0
Bernie SandersIVT$339,125$0
Ben SasseRNE$1,500$0
Brian SchatzDHI$131,524$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$140,172$0
Tim ScottRSC$12,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$195,322$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$134,529$0
Dan SullivanRAK$4,650$0
Jon TesterDMT$206,766$0
John ThuneRSD$3,500$0
Thom TillisRNC$3,350$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$46,988$0
Tom UdallDNM$142,559$0
David VitterRLA$2,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$83,414$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,065,201$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$51,707$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,500$0
Ron WydenDOR$169,490$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,150$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$8,630$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$817,760$0
John BarrassoRWY$7,500$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$823,150$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$53,925$0
Roy BluntRMO$10,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$221,026$0
John BoozmanRAR$800$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,897$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$677,322$0
Richard BurrRNC$5,500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$39,627$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$3,250$0
Ben CardinDMD$66,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$26,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$122,138$0
Bill CassidyRLA$18,200$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$29,200$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$86,529$0
Bob CorkerRTN$5,000$0
John CornynRTX$1,750$0
Tom CottonRAR$4,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$19,375$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,588$0
Steve DainesRMT$3,600$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,722$0
Dick DurbinDIL$108,948$0
Mike EnziRWY$9,650$0
Joni ErnstRIA$500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$33,372$0
Deb FischerRNE$250$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$3,750$0
Al FrankenDMN$317,444$0
Cory GardnerRCO$1,550$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$263,747$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$12,000$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$8,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$187,629$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$75,170$0
Dean HellerRNV$-1,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$200,392$0
John HoevenRND$2,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$4,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$8,950$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,350$0
Tim KaineDVA$498,058$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$34,115$0
Mark KirkRIL$26,976$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$57,313$0
James LankfordROK$8,900$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,625$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,655$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$33,775$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$250,867$0
John McCainRAZ$43,593$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$266,735$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$14,250$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$64,600$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$143,537$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$4,200$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$8,608$0
Chris MurphyDCT$335,444$0
Patty MurrayDWA$266,213$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$114,073$0
Rand PaulRKY$5,566$0
David PerdueRGA$4,100$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$349,915$0
Rob PortmanROH$26,616$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$10,600$0
Harry ReidDNV$8,367$0
Jim RischRID$2,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,000$0
Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$9,470$0
Bernie SandersIVT$339,125$0
Ben SasseRNE$1,500$0
Brian SchatzDHI$131,524$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$140,172$0
Tim ScottRSC$12,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$195,322$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$134,529$0
Dan SullivanRAK$4,650$0
Jon TesterDMT$206,766$0
John ThuneRSD$3,500$0
Thom TillisRNC$3,350$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$46,988$0
Tom UdallDNM$142,559$0
David VitterRLA$2,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$83,414$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,065,201$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$51,707$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,500$0
Ron WydenDOR$169,490$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Children's rights$563,701
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Human Rights$45,000

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
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