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Updated: 8:14 AM Feb 17, 2012
House Ban on Gay Adoptions Survives Senate Panel
Richmond, VA (AP)
With little debate, a Senate committee has endorsed a House-passed bill allowing private child placement agencies to deny adoptions for gays or others who offend their religious or moral teaching.
Posted: 8:14 AM Feb 17, 2012
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  • by m comer Location: shenandoah on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    This is one crazy socialist bill but what else could you expect from Todd Gilbert.
  • by Eric Location: Stephenson, VA on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Almost all businesses are able to discriminate who they serve. Why would this be any different? They are not saying that gay men or women cannot adopt, just that a private adoption agency may discriminate. If you don't like it, please start a competing agency!
  • by Dan Location: Front Royal, VA on Feb 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM
    OK, the words "offend their religious or moral teaching." take this way past the gay issue. As a gay man, I am offended that this bill is even present but that those words were added after gay is offensive and like T said, this goes way beyond the gay rights issue. Who will be the one to determine "offend their religious or moral teaching." There are good people out there who would love to have children and can't. I'm adopted, I know. Don't let this law become reality.
  • by t on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    This article states that private agencies could deny adoptions to those who "offend their religious or moral teaching." So a Catholic agency could deny adoption to a couple who believes in birth control? Or they could deny adoption to an atheist or agnostic family? I also think this has consequences going further than just a gay rights issue.
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