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  9:32 pm
Commenter: Margaret M. Whitehead

Attempting to interfer with the adoption services of Religious-based entitites

The proposed regulation  would require religious and other groups to go against their own beliefs in providing adoption services to same-sex couples.  This is unacceptable and would seem to be  unconstitutional as well.  Same-sex practices do not trump everyone else's rights nor do they provide the social support to children and societies that religious groups do and have always done.

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