First they came to ban us from being able to marry the person of our choice. Now comes an attempt in Arkansas to pass a constitutional amendment to ban unmarried same-sex couples from being able to adopt children.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships and has approved a proposed ballot measure to prohibit unmarried couples living together from fostering and adopting children.
Lt. Gov. Bill Halter had proposed the lottery measure rejected Thursday by McDaniel. Halter said it would fund $100 million annually in college scholarships.
The conservative Arkansas Family Council filed the initiated act regarding foster and adoptive parents, which would effectively reinstate a state ban on gay foster parents that had been overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The attorney general must approve the language of ballot measures before supporters can begin collecting signatures on petitions to place them on the November 2008 ballot.