Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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3/31/11  10:26 pm
Commenter: Robert Fisher

"sexual orientation" not a protected class

This regulation, as written, create a protected class with respect to "sexual orientation", without either a federal or state basis in law.  It should not be approved.  The state should not compel faith based adoption organizations to violate their conscience, which is neither right, nor safe.

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