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10/11/11  10:41 pm
Commenter: Lisa Blanton, PROUD Mother of a Gay Son

Inclusive Non-Discrimination Rules; Don't allow foster and adoption agencies to discriminate!

Discrimination is wrong, in any form. To allow state liscenced organizations to discriminate, or to no prohibit discrimination, is practically endorsing discrimination. 

By not implementing a fully inclusive non-discrimination policy that includes gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religious beliefs, you are saying it is ok for discrimination to occur, and potentially shutting out families that are perfectly capable to provide loving homes to children in foster care. 

As a taxpayer, and the mother of a gay son, I am disgusted that my tax money would go to supporting such apathy in regards to discrimination, and that state funded organizations would be allowed to discriminate against someone just because they are gay, especially since I know that my son would be just as capable of raising a child. 

Please restore the new rules to their original form to include gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religious beliefs as well as race, ethnicity, and poltical beliefs.


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