ACLU Sues Arkansas Over Act That Bans Umarried Adoption

“Just days before it’s scheduled to take effect, the ACLU files a lawsuit to strike down [Arkanas’] initiated Act 1. That act would ban unmarried couples who live together from adopting or fostering children.
The ACLU says it doesn’t matter if you’re single, married, gay, straight or co-habiting, every prospective foster or adoptive parent should be screened on a case by case basis… At today’s press conference the ACLU explained they currently have 29 plaintiffs in the suit, and more may follow.” [MSNBC]

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  • boarderthom

    Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights spoke the this month saying, “That just like apartheid laws that criminalized sexual relations between different races, laws against homosexuality are increasingly becoming recognized ad anachronistic and inconsistent both with international law and with the traditional values of dignity, inclusion, and respect for all.”
    Apartheid: A system of laws applied to one category of citizens in order to isolate them and keep them from having privileges and opportunities given to all others.
    Stop gay apartheid.

  • Kevin

    Out here in California, “Arkie” is generally a term of derision – meaning a coarse, disagreeable and uneducated white person. I wonder where that term came from? Hmmm?

  • Bitch Republic

    Why doesn’t the ACLU sue the state of Utah which has had the same rule for over a decade?

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