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  12:43 pm
Commenter: Reverend KJ Fimian

The Protection of Constitutional Rights pertaining to the Freedom of Religion

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 about family values) out 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!

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