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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Gay Foster Parent Dispute

On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to a lower court ruling that allows gay to become foster parents.  The state attorney claimed that because Arkansas bans gay marriage, it should also ban homosexual couples from becoming foster parents.  The attorney for the gay foster parents said such a ruling would be discriminatory. She also noted that there is a shortage of foster parents  in the state and eliminating persons because of their sexual orientation will not protect the well-being of Arkansas children. A ruling is not expected for several weeks. Source. For the complete story, please click here (last visited June 17, 2006, reo).

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