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  2:10 pm
Commenter: James McClure

Do not require homosexual adoption


Why should all adoption agencies be required to provide homosexual adoptions?  If homosexual adoption is considered a public good, why isn't it enough for *some* agencies to provide it?  Catholic adoption agencies provide an important public service and have valuable knowledge based on experience, so why should they be forced out of existence?  Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Federal and State constitutions; homosexual adoption is not.  Why should freedom of religion be abridged in this situation?  What compelling legal or societal need would that serve?

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