The Babysitter Case

In 2021 the Virginia legislature passed a bill amending the Virginia Civil Rights Act to make it illegal for parents to consider religion when hiring a babysitter. That’s a problem for devoutly religious parents who want to hire someone who shares their worldview and can help pass it on to the parents’ children.

So on behalf of Scott and Jane Woodruff, two Virginians concerned with the law’s chilling effects on their own freedoms as parents, we sued Attorney General Mark Herring in his official capacity representing the State.

You can track this case’s progress in the Virginia Circuit Court through these pages: