Moral progress in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled the will of the people of Arkansas invasive and unwarranted:

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a voter-approved initiative that barred gay couples and other unmarried people living together from serving as adoptive or foster parents.

Associate Justice Robert L. Brown wrote for the court that the law would encroach on adults’ right to privacy in the bedroom.

“Act 1 directly and substantially burdens the privacy rights of `opposite-sex and same-sex individuals’ who engage in private, consensual sexual conduct in the bedroom by foreclosing their eligibility to foster or adopt children,” Brown wrote.

Just like with most civil rights issues, it’s going to take the courts to bring the country up to speed – especially the south.

8 Responses

  1. This is the advantage of a Republic over a Democracy – in a pure democracy the anti-adoption ban would have become law.

  2. And we all know the voters of Arkansas voted that law only due to religion.

  3. You know all the voters in Arkansas?

    Your facebook friends list must be huge, unless you are omnipotent.

  4. And what business does the government even have in adoptions?

    By my figuring these kids would probably be better off in a raffle system. Look at all the shitty parents that have their own kids without state involvement, surely people should be able to get their own kids through adoption with out the government also.

  5. Wow, two idiot comments in a row, Nate. Obfuscate and ignore – so funny.

    This thread degenerated so quickly. Time to unsubscribe.

  6. Sure Bob.

  7. We’re tied at 1 each, Nate

  8. Slamming the screen door is so effective! I’ll race you to 10.

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