Virginia Governor To Sign Controversial “Conscience Clause” For Adoptions
Adoptions in Virginia will be able to be denied based on religious beliefs and views on homosexuality.
The measure would put into state law a controversial Board of Social Services decision last year to allow state-licensed, private adoption agencies to consider sexual orientation, age, disability, gender, family status and political beliefs during placements.
It would free those agencies from considering or consenting to foster care or adoption placements that violate their written religious or moral convictions or policies…
Equality Virginia Executive Director James Parrish said the measure allows private agencies to use taxpayer funds to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.