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  12:40 pm
Commenter: David Monge

Seriously, what about religious liberty?

Section 22vac40-131-170-B reads:

"The licensee shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status to:

1. Delay or deny a child's placement; or

2. Deny an individual the opportunity to apply to become a foster or adoptive parent."


So, despite the fact that there are agencies that are willing to place children with same-sex couples, we have to make a law compelling traditional religions to do so as well?!

They must abdicate or violate their beliefs, or risk being sued or shut down?!

This is absurd!

Why not just make a law saying it's illegal to engage in the public sector at all if you are Catholic, Evangelical, Mormon, Islam or traditional Jew?

CommentID: 16571