Va. Gov Mulls Nixing Gay Couple Adoption Regs

Tuesday, 05 Apr 2011 12:31 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell is considering whether to undo regulations that would allow gay couples to adopt children in Virginia through any state-licensed agency, private or religious. The governor has less than two weeks to act on the regulations developed by his Democratic predecessor, The Washington Post reports.

virginia, governor, gay, adoptionThe regulations would force state-licensed private and religious adoption agencies to allow unmarried heterosexual or homosexual couples to adopt children.

Current state law allows married couples and single men and woman, whether heterosexual or homosexual, to adopt. However, gay singles and unmarried couples do not have access to adoption agencies run by religious groups, the Post reported.

McDonnell’s policy director, Eric Finkbeiner, said that in general the governor “supports and encourages” adoption of children by married couples and single parents. He added McDonnell is considering his options, the Post said.

The Virginia Catholic Conference’s Jeff Caruso said his organization opposes the regulations on the grounds of religious freedom. “Faith-based agencies have certain deeply held convictions,” he said, according to the Post.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Colorado Governor

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 12:51 PM

Voters in Colorado appear to be split right down the middle in state's gubernatorial race. Newmax TV takes a closer look . . .

Pollster: Foreign Affairs Dominates Midterms

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 12:35 PM

While midterm elections historically amount to referendums on the incumbent president, voters in this year's race are mo . . .

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: US Senate, Alaska

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 11:49 AM

In the GOP's quest to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans are hoping to take back Alaska, after Democrat Mark . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved