Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Foster Parent and Adoption Ban in Arkansas

Our brothers and sisters across the river will face a ballot initiative on Nov. 4th that would effectively ban gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents in Arkansas. The measure would prohibit unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children.

This nightmare has so far been avoided in Tennessee. In the last session of the legislature, a law introduced by Senator Paul Stanley that would have accomplished the same objective never made it out of committee. The large number of citizen lobbyists on TEP's Advancing Equality Day on the Hill in February 2008 helped keep this bill from going anywhere.

If you'd like to help oppose this initiative in Arkansas, contact Arkansas Families First.

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