Virginia General Assembly moves to protect faith-based adoption services

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The General Assembly is moving to pass a bill that would permit faith-based adoption agencies to deny placements that conflict with their religious beliefs, The Washington Post reported. The House of Delegates voted 71 to 28 to pass the measure Friday. Opponents argue that the bill perpetuates discrimination. The Board of Social Services has already adopted regulations that some say allow discrimination based on gender, religion or sexual orientation.