Friday, April 16, 2010
Judge overturns ban on adoptions by unmarried couples
Hooray! An Arkansas circuit judge ruled today that a ban on adoptions by unmarried couples was unconstitutional. This law was put on ballots in 2008 and voters overwhelming voted in favor of banning adoptions by unmarried couples. In addition to discriminating against single parents, this law also targeted homosexual couples. The Arkansas judge ruled the law unconstitutional in that it violates individuals' rights of privacy.
Personally, I am elated to hear this ruling as I have always thought that such civil liberties should not be put to popular vote, but left for the courts to decide the constitutionality of such actions as marriage and parenting by homosexual couples.
As Chance so eloquently put it the other day when we were discussing the subject, "Why would a kid care if his parents were gay? Personally, I would much rather be in a home with two loving parents than stuck in an orphanage all my life. I wouldn't care if they were gay or not." Out of the mouths of babes...
Florida, you're next!