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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
 
Board
State Board of Social Services
 
chapter
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 Ends 4/1/2011
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4/1/11  10:34 pm
Commenter: MaryAnn Stuart, individual citizen.

Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170
 

Proposed Virginia Administrative Code section 22 VAC 40-131-170 provides that:

"[Private adoption agencies] shall prohibit acts of discrimination based on . . . 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."

Please delete "sexual orientation" from this Code.  The proposal, as currently written, is unwise and discriminatory.  Do not make Virginia a state that mandates moral/immoral beliefs/religion on everyone.

Thank you.

CommentID: 17318