Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The ACLU is filing a lawsuit over the new law that voters enacted with the recent election. I think this law is wrong and based on flawed information. The ACLU however does tick me off when they will fight for others but not adoptees. Part of it is that many of their members and even former members have gone into the business of adoption. So they believe the "birthmother" hype. That is really irritating because those original birth certificates belong to the people whose birth they record. That is the way it is in the non adopted sector. It should not be any different for the adoptee. Its ridiculous. Bad thing is that we have to prove that it doesn't cause more abortions or reduce adoptions. We also have to prove that the relinquishing mothers support our cause.

Here is the link and story.

ITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than a dozen families filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging a new Arkansas law that bans unmarried couples that live together from becoming foster or adoptive parents.

The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court seeking to overturn Act 1, which was approved by voters in the general election.

"Act 1 violates the state's legal duty to place the best interest of children above all else," said Marie-Bernarde Miller, a Little Rock attorney, in the lawsuit.

The families contend that the act's language was misleading to voters and that it violates their constitutional rights.

The Arkansas Family Council, a group that campaigned for the ban, said the law was aimed at gay couples but will affect heterosexuals and homosexuals equally.

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