Va. board allows adoption agencies to discriminate based on sexual orientation, other factors

  • metta

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    Dec 17, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    Va. board allows adoption agencies to discriminate based on sexual orientation, other factors


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-board-to-address-regs-that-would-strip-protections-against-discrimination/2011/12/14/gIQAT3hYtO_print.html
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    Dec 17, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    I hope the children die in the adoption agencies before they find parents, because the only parents they're gonna find are ones that will raise them to be just as bigoted and prejudiced as the Va. board.
  • mizu5

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    some things they should get to choose, but not this...
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    WELCOME TO THE GREAT STATE OF REPUBLICAN RUN VIRGINIA. check your 21st century card when you enter. the gov and his minions are such pricks.
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    metta8 saidVa. board allows adoption agencies to discriminate based on sexual orientation, other factors


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-board-to-address-regs-that-would-strip-protections-against-discrimination/2011/12/14/gIQAT3hYtO_print.html


    I would love to see Northern Virginia -- which is very progressive and pro-gay -- secede and become its own state. The rest of the state is Republican-run and is consistently enacting anti-gay policies like this. It's sad that there are parentless kids who are the victims. Very strange that a single person is considered a more positive "family unit" than a same-sex couple. Discrimination for the sake of discrimination.
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    Dec 17, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said
    metta8 saidVa. board allows adoption agencies to discriminate based on sexual orientation, other factors


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-board-to-address-regs-that-would-strip-protections-against-discrimination/2011/12/14/gIQAT3hYtO_print.html


    I would love to see Northern Virginia -- which is very progressive and pro-gay -- secede and become its own state. The rest of the state is Republican-run and is consistently enacting anti-gay policies like this. It's sad that there are parentless kids who are the victims. Very strange that a single person is considered a more positive "family unit" than a same-sex couple. Discrimination for the sake of discrimination.


    LOL! It's true that Northern Virginia is just so incredibly different from the rest of the state. Unfortunately there is no serious movement for either to secede and probably won't be anytime soon.
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 17, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    did you read that the 'board' can also discriminate according to 'faith'? rachel maddow did an entire story on this the other day. i grew up in mclean (northern va) which is just outside of dc. it's amazing how different my 'home' state is from leesburg on down. don't even get me started how backward roanoke is. yuck.
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    Oh. I thought they could already discriminate based on sexual orientation. Shows you how much I know.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 17, 2011 11:56 AM GMT
    What happens when you go red .....
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    When religion rapes the spirit of the law...

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia board has finalized rules that would allow state-licensed adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents based on their sexual orientation, political beliefs and other personal characteristics....

    There are 81 private child-placement agencies in Virginia, and 42 of them are faith-based, agency officials said.


    http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=96099,00.html
    To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates...

    Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct.


    http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/article/0,,id=163395,00.html
    Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.