Released: Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Legislation has been reintroduced in an attempt to prevent discrimination against faith-based adoption providers who refuse to place children in same-sex couples' homes.  Under the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act "the federal government and states receiving certain federal child welfare funds would be prohibited from discriminating against a child welfare provider simply because the provider declines to provide a service that conflicts with their religious or moral convictions."  VAIB supports legislation that protects the rights of faith-based organizations to continue to operate based upon their sincerely held beliefs.  Read more here: