|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
The proposed law (22VAC40-131-170 Part B) states: "the licensee shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disbaility or family status...". As a matter of course, this would force all Catholic agencies (and any agency that cares aboutout of the adoption field. It is almost incredible that this clear violation of basic religious freedoms and family values has gotten this far in the state of Virginia. I would ask our legislators to please pay attention to what they are doing!