It was highly disheartening when the Virginia Board of Social Services voted 5-1 last year to introduce discriminatory practices in adoption against gays, Democrats, Jews and geezers.
Even more disheartening was the fact that only the one brave dissenter would comment to Queerty about their decision. Bela Sood stated that, by discriminating, “we are creating barriers for children in establishing strong, stable attachments and a lifelong pattern of stability and belonging as soon as feasible.”
Now the state House has started the process of converting the board’s recommendations into law: It voted 71-28 to allow private adoption agencies to reject prospective parents who conflict with the agency’s religious or moral beliefs, including opposition to homosexuality, reports the AP. GOP governor Bob McDonnell is expected to sign the bill.
We said it before and we’ll say it again: this sucks.