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Virginia's Board of Social Services has decided to allow more time for comments on whether gay couples should be accepted as adoptive or foster parents.

The Board has voted to extend the period for public comment on whether it should allow state-licensed groups to discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents based on their sexual orientation, according to the Associated Press.

Some conservative Christian groups support the changes, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to adopt goes against their religious beliefs.

Equality Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups say children seeking homes would suffer if qualified people were barred from adopting or becoming foster parents.

The board in April rejected the language that would have prohibited adoption agencies from discriminating against same-sex adoptive parents.

The regulation has been in limbo since May, when same-sex adoption advocates asked the board to reconsider, and requested more time to comment on the regulation.

Groups on all sides will now have 30 days to comment on the issue.

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