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Posted: 8:02 AM Dec 16, 2011
Board OKs Adoption Agencies Discriminating Based on Sexual Orientation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP)
A Virginia board has finalized rules that would allow state-licensed adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents based on their sexual orientation, political beliefs and other personal characteristics.
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  • by Dana on Dec 17, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    These are PRIVATE companies - not government agencies. The foster care system is governmental, and cannot discriminate. However, the fact is that private agencies should have the right to make the decisions in whatever matter they choose. I am a Christian. In my belief system, whether or not one is a Christian is a matter of eternal destiny. If I were to give up a child for adoption, I should be able to stipulate that the child be raised in a home which affords him or her the maximum exposure to a religion that I agree with. As stated in the article, adoption is a PRIVILEGE, not a right.
  • by Wilbur Location: Charlottesville on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    It is difficult to fathom this stance/policy doesn't have severe constitutional issues/liabilities associated with it.
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