Arkansas doesn't want gay foster parents

Filed under: Gay Parenting

I don't claim to know a lot about the American foster care system, but I have heard enough to think that there are a lot of kids in need of foster homes. Well, according to the state of Arkansas, those kids are in need of homes, as long as they are with heterosexual married parents.

Lawyers for gay couples wanting to become foster parents in Arkansas are calling a policy that bans gays from fostering children unconstitutional. The state argues that the law protects the children's' spiritual and moral welfare.

Arkansas has banned gay marriage and only married couples are allowed to have foster children. Why? They care about the child's health, safety and welfare and "that can't happen in a home where unmarried sex occurs."

I don't know about all of you, but I am so glad that heterosexual people don't have unmarried sex.

What I find odd about this, besides the total disregard for the separation of church and state, is that Arkansas allows single heterosexual people to be foster parents. Why? Because, unlike those kooky gays, they have a chance of finding a mate.

The people suing the state say that the law violates their right to privacy and equal protection under the Constitution.

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