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HB 189 - Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons - Key Vote

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Barbara Comstock voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a private adoption agency to refuse to place a child in foster care or adoption if the proposed placement would violate the agency's written religious or moral policies.

Highlights:

-Authorizes a private child-placing agency to refuse to place a child in foster care or adoption if the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

-Prohibits state or local governments from denying any services to a private child-placing agency because of the agency’s religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

-Exempts a private child-placing agency from any claim for damages based on the agency’s refusal to place a child in a placement that violates the agency’s religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a private adoption agency to refuse to place a child in foster care or adoption if the proposed placement would violate the agency's written religious or moral policies.

Highlights:

-Authorizes a private child-placing agency to refuse to place a child in foster care or adoption if the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

-Prohibits state or local governments from denying any services to a private child-placing agency because of the agency’s religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

-Exempts a private child-placing agency from any claim for damages based on the agency’s refusal to place a child in a placement that violates the agency’s religious or moral policies (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons

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