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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, August 22, 2011

Adoption in VA

From Pilot Online:

Gay rights advocates notched a victory Wednesday when the State Board of Social Services agreed to allow more time for public comment on proposed state adoption standards that lack protection against discrimination against gays and some other prospective parents.

But the extra 30 days granted by the board may do little more than delay the approval of the regulations, which govern private child placement agencies licensed by the state.

The extended comment period will begin next month and continue through Oct. 12, about one week before the next board meeting.

From there, the board has the option to approve the regulations as is or amend them.

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Adoption rights of same-sex couples is a hot button issue right now and will continue to be a hot button issue for the forseeable future.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Aug 24, 2011 3:29:22 PM

That sounds like a highly contested issue.

Posted by: Divorce Lawyer Oklahoma City | Sep 19, 2011 7:24:34 PM

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