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Banning Gay Adoption in Arkansas: Unconstitutional. How Long Will That Last?

Well here’s a bit of good news: An Arkansas circuit court judge knocked down the state’s 2008 voter-approved ban on unmarried couples (read: the gays) from adopting children or acting as foster parents. Why? Because it’s unconstitutional, Judge Chris Piazza ruled, by “burden[ing] non-marital relationships and acts of sexual intimacy between adults by forcing them to choose between becoming a parent and having any meaningful type of intimate relationship outside of marriage.” Also, the ban is not in the state’s interest, reducing the pool of prospective parents unnecessarily. Dustin McDaniel, the attorney general whose office defended the law in court, has not decided whether to appeal. But the Family Council, which launched the voter drive, certainly will! Oh, what a legacy Mike Huckabee has left.