Monday, August 25, 2008
In Arkansas, they have successfully added the banning gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents or adopting on the November ballot. At the same time, they also added the banning unmarried couples from adopting as well.
"Arkansas needs to affirm the importance of married mothers and fathers," Family Council President Jerry Cox said. "We need to publicly affirm the gold standard of rearing children whenever we can. The state standard should be as close to that gold standard of married mom and dad homes as possible."
Well Jerry Cox-in-a-box, it's not your will to do so. Just who do you think you are determining who will raise a child. I feel like reality is never considered in these things. The truth is marriage does not equal a perfect family. In fact, many screwed up kids come from married mothers and fathers. It's absurd to think otherwise.
But all hope isn't lost. is campaigning against the measure and may file a lawsuit to keep it off the ballot. The group has found numerous signatures that should have been rejected by the state as invalid and that they challenge the constitutionality of the measure.
So we will see what happens next, I will be watching.