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.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Border State Update: Arkansas adoption ban losing in the polls

According to a University of Arkansas poll, 53% of Arkansas voters oppose a proposed ban on adoption by gays and lesbians. Bans also met defeat in the Mississippi and Tennessee legislatures this year. Interestingly, the two sponsors of the Tennessee bill were from Memphis, which shares a corner with Mississippi and Arkansas.

The poll is good news for Arkansas and it's good news for Tennessee and Mississippi, too. If the number hold, the result should help deter any renewed push for similar legislation in the Mid-South.

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