And of course, the whackjob governor wants to seek an exemption so that religious organizations providing social services can be free to discriminate.
Um, folks? You do realize, don't you, that this is all a moot point? Adoption services are overseen by social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, physicians and others who are professionals licensed by the state. State laws, as well as other codes of ethics and standards of practice put forth by national organizations, prohibit professionals who are licensed or pending licensure from practicing unethically. This includes being discriminatory. These codes all contain language stating that a clinician will not practice in an unethical manner, even if a supervisor or employer has a policy requiring it. Clinicians are required to alert the employer to the unethical practices and refuse to carry them out.
In short, if Romney does find a way to enact this asinine exemption law, no clinicians who are licensed or pending licensure will be able to work for an agency that does choose to discriminate against a group of people. Other state laws pertaining to child welfare would prohibit an adoption agency from placing children with adoptive families without having the children and families assessed and supported by a trained clinician.
There just isn't any way to legally discriminate against same-sex families unless Mitt has some sort of magic wand that can change the standards of practice of medicine, social work, psychology and counseling. Even if he tried to enact a law like Florida's, this is a state with really strong professional organizations and training programs in the clinical fields, and we'd easily convince the legislature such a thing wouldn't fly in this state.