Back in 2008, a majority suppressed a minority of the population in Arkansas. A ballot initiative was put to the vote of the population. A state law banning unmarried, cohabiting couples from adopting children or becoming foster parents. Regardless of ability to take care of them, banned by default. How is this equality?
57% of voters thought this was a great idea, and the ACLU challenged them. Its not often I agree with them, but I did this time, and they took it all the way to the Arkansas Supreme Court who said unanimously that this law sucks, and the did away with it.
The Family Council wants to put it on the ballot as a possible constitutional amendment. And they’ll probably succeed. So I tell you this…before you vote to judge someone you don’t know without accounting for the context of their situation, put yourself in their shoes, and see how it feels. Vote for freedom, not forcing your morals on others.
- Arkansas Supreme Court Expands Gay Adoption Rights (blogs.wsj.com)
- Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Adoption Ban (bilerico.com)
- Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Unmarried and Gay Couples Adopting Children (pinkbananaworld.com)