As the decades have rolled on, the dynamics of families have changed significantly. While the white picket fences may still exist, the families that liv e behind them are ever changing. A significant number of children are no longer being born as a result of marital relationships. Additionally, families are no longer being headed solely by heterosexual couples.
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Last Friday the Georgia Senate approved a bill that allows taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to decline placing children with LGBT couples if they cite religious beliefs as the reason. State Sen. William Ligon, who sponsored the bill, said it would open the door for more religious adoption agencies to open in the state. But state Sen. Nan Orrock, a Democrat, said the bill is "backward on its face. You want more families coming forward to adopt children and reduce this growing load of children stuck in our foster care system. The way that you do that is not to bar LGBT families from adoption.
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The Georgia Senate on Friday morning passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill passed along party lines and will now head to the House for consideration. A Senate Judiciary sub-committee met on Feb. Senators debated the bill for over an hour, and the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was a hot topic throughout, with several senators who support the bill quoting directly from the ruling. Ligon and other supporters of the bill continued to try and make the case that passage of the bill would lead to more adoption opportunities in the state and not less.