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10/10/11  1:05 pm
Commenter: Adam Smith

Starting a family in Virginia

My partner and I would like to adopt kids here in our home state in Virginia, but as things stand, it's difficult for us to adopt together as a couple. We are a happy couple with a large extended family who would love another cousin and grandchild. Why should any adoption agency have an interest in discriminating against us simply because of the fact that we're a same-sex couple? The simple fact of the matter is that public regulations should serve the entire public, and a policy of non-discrimination against me and my partner does not, to paraphrase one of Virginia's finest, pick my neighbor's pocket nor break his leg. Non-discrimination in adoption is not an abstract concept for us, it affects where and when we start our family.  

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