Hunter Hill on Families & Children
Let each adoption agency decide on allowing same-sex parents
Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) amended state Rep. Bert Reeves' adoption bill. Reeves' bill, which sought to modernize Georgia's adoption code by making it more efficient, sailed out of the House by unanimous vote. But when it landed in the Senate
Judiciary Committee, Ligon tacked on a controversial amendment that would allow mission-based adoption agencies not to have to place children with same-sex parents. After that, the bill predictably never made it out of General Assembly.
Hill, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and voted for Ligon's amendment, defended his vote, saying, "There are some adoption agencies that choose to place children with homosexual families. Ligon's amendment would have supported that agency
to uphold their mission. There are also some agencies that wish to place children in Christian homes, Jewish homes, Muslim homes, where religion is important to those families. And that amendment would have protected those adoption agencies as well."
Source: Marietta Daily Journal on 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race
, Apr 28, 2017
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