Thursday, April 7, 2011

Changes To Virgina Adoption Policies Could Force Christian Organizations To Place Children With Homosexual Families

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 4/7/2011 3:50:00 AM
A question has been raised about whether Christian adoption organizations in Virginia will be required to place children with homosexuals.

The possible change recently arose when Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall sent a letter to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli concerning the policies.

"There are some regulations that are left over from our previous governor that have been proposed [and] have a very difficult and onerous non-discrimination policy, particularly for private adoption agencies," explains Victoria Cobb, head of The Family Foundation of Virginia. "This policy includes things like they can't discriminate on religious grounds or sexual orientation."

She adds that the policy is one that no pro-family organization could support.

"We found out about it, contacted the administration [and] feel comfortable that this administration is not going to support those regulations," The Family Foundation president reports. "So there's been a lot of public comment, and we expect that those regulations will, in fact, be changed."

The process could take up to two years, but Delegate Marshall has already questioned whether the Virginia Department of Social Services has the authority to implement the proposal in a state that has repeatedly refused to add sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination law.

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