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  4:34 pm
Commenter: Melissa Steenson, Virginia citizen

Don't force adoption agencies (e.g., Catholic Charities) to violate their religious principles

I oppose this legislation on the grounds that it forces adoption agencies such as Catholic Charities and other religious agencies to violate their principles, which do not allow them to place a child with a homosexual couple.

The Commonwealth would be strong-arming private and religious agencies, thereby overstepping its power.

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