Some good news from Arkansas. Importantly, the judge was willing to overturn a public vote on because it was unconstitutional:
A circuit judge today stuck down Arkansas’ ban against unmarried couples adopting or foster-parenting children.
Act 1, passed by voters in 2008, unconstitutionally burdens non-marital relationships and acts of sexual intimacy between adults by forcing them to choose between becoming a parent and having any meaningful type of intimate relationship outside of marriage, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled in a lawsuit challenging the law.
“It infringes upon the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed to all citizens of Arkansas,” the judge ruled in the lawsuit filed by the ACLU.
The ruling was based on the state constitution, not the U.S. constitution. Here’s the Judge’s decision:
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