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9/15/11  10:15 am
Commenter: Amara Vercnocke

Child placement for same gendered couples should happen!
 

Same gendered parents should be allowed to adopt children because simple of this: 

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  1. The best interests of the child should be the sole factor in deciding whether a child should be placed with a prospective foster care or adoptive parent or parents
  2. 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 and family status
  3. The State Board of Social Services should restore to the final rules the protections against such discrimination included in the proposed rules.

Two loving parents who WANT to raise a child should have that right.  Same gendered couples are tax paying citizens in this country who work hard just as much as a straight couple. 

Thank you for your time and please do not allow discrimination to be written into your laws at this level especially towards families that wish to have a new happy start in life. 
Amara Vercnocke

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