Adoption agencies (with a few exceptions) do the work of the state and are paid with taxpayer dollars. The Georgia senate has now passed a measure that allows tax funded agencies to discriminate against LGBT people.
Republican state Sen. William Ligon sponsored the bill which passed the chamber by 35 to 19. Religious organizations claim that they have a duty not to place children with gay couples. The state wishes to endorse their prejudice with a license to discriminate. This means that children might not be placed with the best available adoptive parents.
Georgia would become the eighth state to pass such a law. Several are in various stages of legal challenge. Eventually one of these cases will make its way to the Supreme Court.