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

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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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