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VIRGINIA: Adoption Agencies To Be Permitted To Refuse Gay Couples

Both chambers of the Virginia legislature today approved a bill that will make it legal for adoption agencies, however they are funded, to refuse gay couples.
The state House voted 71-28 to pass the legislation Friday. Earlier in the day, a Senate committee endorsed its version of the Republican-backed measure on an 8-7 party-line vote. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to sign the bill. Supporters say the measure protects religious freedom. Opponents argue that the government, which contracts with dozens of private, state-licensed child placement agencies, should not sanction discrimination.
This will surely end up in court.

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