Thursday, June 29, 2006
Arkansas Supreme Court - No Ban On Gay Foster Parents
The Arkansas Supreme Court has that it is unconstitutional to ban homosexuals from becoming foster parents.

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling that a policy banning homosexuals from becoming foster parents is unconstitutional.

The high court said no connection exists between a foster child's well-being and the sexual orientation of that child's foster parents.

"There is no correlation between the health, welfare and safety of foster children and the blanket exclusion of any individual who is a homosexual or who resides in a household with a homosexual," Associate Justice Donald Corbin wrote in the opinion.

This ruling, a victory for families everywhere, really defends the thought that discrimination cannot take place, without a valid secular reason. This bitch slapping of Christianists is exactly what we need. Their religious beliefs should not be made into discriminatory law, and the Arkansas SC has upheld this belief.

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