Councilman Webb: ‘My Partner & I Want to Adopt’

Openly gay Falls Church City Council member Lawrence Webb issued a statement at Monday’s Council meeting expressing his opposition to the so-called “conscience clause” legislation in Richmond that permits private organizations the right to refuse child care services to children of gay couples.

“My partner and I want to adopt at some point,” but said that “as born and bred a Virginian as you can get,” he does not want to have to move to Maryland to do it. “I would want our children to grow up in Falls Church,” he said, adding, “Children don’t care about the sex of their parents, they just want a loving, stable home and people to provide for them.”