Bigoted FL GOP Proposes “Religious Exemption” Law For Adoptions
The state of Florida has finally taken steps to strike down its unconstitutional gay adoption ban, so hateful, bigoted, spiteful Florida Republicans are doing what hateful, bigoted, spiteful people do — working to institutionalize hate, bigotry and spite:
On Thursday, the House Health & Human Services Committee approved a plan “to allow private child-placing agencies to object to performing, assisting in, recommending, consenting to, or participating in the placement of a child if a placement violates the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.” Twelve Republicans voted for, six Democrats against.
In addition, the proposal specifically states any agency that denies placing a child in a home on religious or moral grounds is protected from losing its license, public grants or contracts and the ability to participate in government programs. Similar proposals have been introduced in the Michigan and Alabama houses.
Yes, these Republicans believe that children are better off in an orphanage than living in a home with a couple who loves them. This is what happens when you don’t show up to vote.
Equality Florida noted:
Families could be excluded for racial, religious, political, gender, sexual orientation or marital status reasons, among others.