Virginia’s Governor Opposes Gay Adoption

According to the Washington Post, Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell (R) is not a supporter of proposed regulations that would allow gays and lesbians to adopt in that state.

“I don’t think we ought to force Catholic Charities to make that part of their policy or other similar situated groups,’’ McDonnell said. “Many of our adoption agencies are faith-based groups that ought to be able to establish what their own policies are. Current regulations that say you can’t discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin I think are proper. I think previous efforts to expand that to a number of other classes are going to have very strict scrutiny to make sure that we don’t inhibit the very fine work some faith-based organizations are doing.”

Ah, it’s the religion card again. Hmmm.

Read McDonnell opposes allowing same-sex couples to adopt children in Virginia [Washington Post]

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