Virginia adoption agencies may refuse adoptions to LGBT applicants
Sponsored by Del. Marshall et al., and signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell, HB189 (Chapter 690) states that no private child-placing agency shall be required to perform or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies. Under HB189, the state of Virginia is prohibited from denying or revoking a license if the agency cites a religious or moral objection to certain adoption applicants, including LGBT applicants.