The Lynchburg News & Advance
February 4, 2005
By Kevin Crossett
RICHMOND – A House committee altered a bill banning homosexual adoption, softening the language by requiring child placement services to consider a couple’s sexual habits as part of their comprehensive adoption policies.
Del. Dick Black, R-Sterling, stood before members of the House Health, Institutions and Welfare Committee briefly Thursday morning offering his case for the bill, which supporters and opponents argue should be about the best interest of the child.