RECENT  POSTS:  » I'm pretty sure Maggie Gallagher just called the National Org. For Marriage ineffective » 379 companies that want their logos paired with uplifting music in inevitable marriage (in)equality documentaries » NOM affiliate group to give Roy Moore a 'Letter from Birmingham Jail Award' » Save the Date: SCOTUS to hear history-making marriage cases on April 28 » Wall Street's biggest put stock in equal bonds » Gross: Tony Perkins makes some sort of 'ugly baby' joke at Hillary Clinton's expense » Really, suddenly contrite Ben Carson? Because you were pretty cocksure before! » ADF links A-Rod's drug suspension with florist's anti-gay discrimination; huh?! » NOM: Marriage means putting choking hazards on your baby's toes » Video: Ben Carson is apparently one felony conviction away from fellating a man  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

10/08/2007

Beebe adopts an underveloped stance

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 3-75Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said today that he thinks the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay and unmarried couples in the state from fostering or adopting children goes too far.

But don't get too excited, gays. The Democratic governor has no problem with the foster part of the ban and even actively wants it in place. It's just the adoption part that strikes him as an overreach:

Beebe: Adoption Act Goes Too Far [WHBQ Fox 13]

So basically what we have is a Dem rightfully speaking out against a horrible measure for going "too far," yet not going nearly far enough in his condemnation. After all, until his line for "too far" is crossed as soon as one even suggests that we should judge people on the basis of their sexual orientation and supposed "lifestyle" rather than their merits and actual life, then Gov. Beebe, like so many Democratic politicians, is betraying the civil liberties- and equality-loving principles in which the party should be steeped!

But thanks, Gov. Beebe, for at least kinda sorta putting the idea out there that the measure stinks like feces. We know many of your gubernatorial predecessors would be on the front lines hurling the caca right at the adoption-worthy gay couples' faces, so we guess it's at least a little something that you're blocking some of the chunkier pieces.

Technorati Tags:

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails