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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.

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