Postedon Apr 26, 2010 at 02:00 pm
Mike Huckabee appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's Sirius radio show Saturday to respond to his remarks regarding gay parents, adoption, and foster parents. You may recall that Huckabee recently gave an interview to a paper at the College of New Jersey in which he insulted gays who want to parent, telling them "children are not puppies."
Postedon Apr 22, 2010 at 03:51 pm
Children need loving homes. Prejudice shouldn’t stand in the way of that. So it is welcome news that a state judge in Arkansas has struck down a pernicious 2008 state law that barred qualified same-sex couples and other unmarried couples living together from serving as adoptive or foster parents.
Postedon Apr 22, 2010 at 10:16 am
Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, responds to comments made by Former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee earlier this month that the country shouldn't "experiment" by allowing gay couples to adopt children. "Children are not puppies," he said. "This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"
Postedon Nov 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm
November 16, 2009
John Roberts interviews 10-year-old Will Phillips, who refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag until LGBT people have equal rights. Phillips: "I looked at the end and it said 'with liberty and justice for all.' And there really isn't liberty and justice for all. Gays and lesbians can't marry." [Link]
Postedon Nov 13, 2009 at 03:27 pm
November 11, 2009
A 10-year-old Arkansas boy named Will Phillips has decided that he cannot in good conscience pledge allegiance to the flag as long as the country for which it stands refuses legal equality to its GLBT citizens. [Link]
Postedon Jan 27, 2009 at 01:04 pm
January 27, 2009
David Ambroz discusses his own tumultuous youth as a child in foster care and the harm of Ark.'s ban on adoption by gay parents: "I'd say children in foster care don't care about the sexual orientation of people wanting to adopt them. They want loving, permanent and safe environments." [Link]
Postedon Jan 06, 2009 at 03:01 pm
January 6, 2009
The New York Times editorial board calls Act 1, the Ark. ballot referendum that prohibits same-sex couples from adopting or fostering children, “undeniably discriminatory” and calls it “a victory for the forces of bigotry and a major setback for the guiding principle of the law in adoption and foster care: the best interests of the child.” [Link]
Postedon Nov 13, 2008 at 11:05 am
November 11, 2008
Dan Savage writes, "While Californians march...an even more ominous new law in Arkansas has drawn little notice. That state’s Proposed Initiative Act No. 1, approved by nearly 57 percent of voters last week, bans people who are “cohabitating outside a valid marriage” from serving as foster parents or adopting children. While the measure bans both gay and straight members of cohabitating couples as foster or adoptive parents, the Arkansas Family Council wrote it expressly to thwart “the gay agenda.” (Link)