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12/30/2008

ACLU: Arkansas' Classless Law Unjustified

by Jeremy Hooper
LITTLE ROCK– The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down a new law that bans any unmarried person who lives with a partner from serving as an adoptive or foster parent in the state of Arkansas.
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In the lawsuit filed today, the ACLU argues that Act 1 violates the federal and state constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. Participating in the case are 29 adults and children from over a dozen different families, including a grandmother who lives with her same-sex partner of nine years and is the only relative able and willing to adopt her grandchild who is now in Arkansas state care, several married heterosexual couples who have relatives or friends disqualified by Act 1 who they want to adopt their children if they die, and a heterosexual woman who wants to be a foster or adoptive parent but can’t because she lives with her partner of five years. The complaint was filed this morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

ACLU Asks Court To Strike Down Arkansas Parenting Ban [ACLU]

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To keep in tone with the law itself, we hear the ACLU lawyers had to write their lawsuit with a quill pen, deliver it via carrier pigeon, and then submerge themselves in a tub of water to prove to the court that they're not witches.

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Great NEWS.... will send even more to ACLU! They are really working. Does PGLAG ever file frind of court briefs...they should here.

Posted by: LOrion | Dec 30, 2008 2:09:48 PM

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