These bills were intended to protect 'faith based' adoption/foster care agencies from having to handle placement to gay parents, however, as drafted and passed they are CHILD ENDANGERMENT bills. Beyond 'Faith Conscience' they allow discrimination based on 'moral values' which has NO definition in the Code of Va. They prevent the Social Services Department from pulling a license for ANY PRACTICE an agency claims is part of their 'moral values. Examples are putting children to work, withholding medication. (pray away treatments), and putting LGBT kids into 'Ex-Gay' therapy. The bills also have a 'hold harmless' clause protecting those agencies from suit. A provision NOT found anywhere else in the Code of Virginia. Governor McDonnell told the General Assembly to 'play nice' at the beginning of the session. Now he must play nice and veto these bills.
Link to contact the Governor directly: http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35035/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=855