Friday, March 18, 2011
Arkansas law regarding adoption and foster care challenged
On Friday, March 18, Cheryl Westzein reported, on p A6 of The Washington Times, about litigation in Arkansas, before the state supreme court, challenging a 2008 referendum-approved law prohibiting cohabiting heterosexual or homosexual couples from adopting children or even becoming foster parents, link here.
Florida had a law banning homosexuals from adopting children but not from serving as foster parents, and that has been struck down.
Apparently the Arkansas law would not affect gay parents who live alone.
Arguments were made to the effect that children need the best available parents and that the law would prevent many children from getting adopted or moving out of institutions.
The law also has a logical circle, preventing homosexuals from raising children yet accusing them of trying to evade family responsibility.