All actual evidence proves that children in gay-parented households do as well as, or better than children in straight-parented households. Therefore, the best interests of the child should be the primary considerations in placing children in foster or adoptive homes. State-licensed child placing agencies should not be allowed to discriminate against children or prospective parents based on race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status. The State Board of Social Services should resore to the final rules the protections against such discrimination included in the proposed rules. These children need every possible opportunity.