As an adoptive parent, I know how difficult adoption can be. The Commonwealth's refusal to protect the rights of potential adoptive parents against discrimination by state-licensed agencies will only serve to reduce the number of qualified, interested adoptive families.
In addition, the changes to the final regulations removing the anti-discrimination provisions constitute a blatant effort to impose the shibboleths of one minority political-religious group on the rest of the citizens of the Commonwealth. As such, it limits the rights and opportunities of my family and hundreds of thousands of others.
This is NOT Christiantiy. It is punitive religious bias masquerading as "rights."
It is NOT healthy for the Commonwealth.
Please restore the anti-discrimination provisions.