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The Virginia Senate approved a measure Thursday that would prohibit child-placing agencies in the state from being forced to place adoption or foster children if it violates their religious beliefs.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would protect state-licensed private adoption agencies from placing children with families if the placement conflicts with the agency's religious beliefs.
Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got word that the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition.
Maryland, Virginia didn't adjust gas tax for inflation; D.C. clinic accused of fraud; Va. votes on adoption regulations that could affect gay couples; Maryland advocate wants tax increase on smokeless tobacco; D.C. campaign finance office releases latest report; Md. Delegate O'Donnell to challenge Hoyer; Metro: Crime dropped in 3rd quarter; Microsoft eyes St. Elizabeths property; Report finds Prince George's among Md.'s unhealthiest counties.
Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in Virginia will not be required to provide services to gay individuals, a state panel ruled Wednesday after nearly a year of heated debate that attracted national interest from advocates on both sides of the issue.
Virginia needs to massively improve how it monitors payments in its Medicaid program, according to a report released Tuesday by the General Assembly's investigative arm.
Former Prince George's Co. exec Johnson pleads guilty to felony charges; D.C. Council gets court order for witnesses in Mayor Gray personnel probe; Va. groups ask for delay of new adoption regs; Cuccinelli hires dating columnist for press staff; Lawyer: D.C. police officer 'scapegoated' by Chief Lanier; O'Malley to sign controversial waste-to-energy bill; Schaefer's $2.4 million will touch many
Advocacy groups are asking the Virginia Board of Social Services to delay the implementation of new regulations they say would allow state-licensed adoption agencies to discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents because of their sexual orientation.
Stakeholders in a proposed new regulation allowing same-sex couples to adopt children in Virginia are waiting on the State Board of Social Services to make a decision Wednesday afternoon.
Va. lawmakers in Richmond for redistricting; McDonnell considers adoptions by gays; Gray supporter quits city job; Gray supporter withdraws nomination to chairmanship; Gauguin masterpiece OK; Qatar investors fund major D.C. development project; FBI employee allegedly hit men with her car; Md. legislators compromise on pension plan; Homicides increase around region
A "sleeper measure" that would prevent Virginia child-welfare agencies from considering sexual orientation or religion in their placements has drawn hundreds of complaints — and the attention of an outraged Republican state lawmaker.