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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4/1/11  1:39 pm
Commenter: Patrick Fletcher

Danger to Christian / religious adoption agencies

Please do not change the regulations to make "sexual orientation" a prohibited ground for discrimination in placing children in prospective adoptive homes.

Doing so will force numerous Catholic and other Christian charities to cease the good work they are doing in the state of Virginia, since they will not be able in conscience to continue to operate under these regulations.

I hope you take this comment into account.  Thank you.


Patrick Fletcher

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