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  10:10 pm
Commenter: P Poll

reverse discrimination

My concern is that this regulation will force faith-based adoption agencies to leave the state of Virginia because of their convictions regarding same sex relationships. This is a matter of religious liberty and conscience. The state has no right to force religious organizations that believe male to male/female to female sex is against natural law and a perversion to adopt a child into that kind of relationship. I am sure a gay couple can find an adoption agency willing to accommodate them. There needs to be tolerance here on both sides.

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