In Georgia, A Governor Fights to Keep Adoption Open to Gay Parents


Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia is fighting against the addition of some cagey language into an adoption bill this past week. This language, which would allow same-sex applicants to be rejected for no reason, was rejected previously under the guise of a ‘religious liberty’ proposal.

Deal cited problems with the language violating federal anti-discrimination laws, thus putting funding for the state’s Division of Child and Family Services in serious jeopardy.

Interestingly enough, the change to the bill is being marketed as a pro-diversity measure rather than a strictly anti-gay measure. A spokesman in favor of the change discussed it as something that might help with “recognizing the diversity in our culture.”


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Henry Giardina is FourTwoNine's Senior Editor

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