Arkansas Watch | Judge’s ruling appears to disregard wishes of governed

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Pulaski County Circuit Judge Christopher Piazza threw out Arkansas Initiated Act 1 on the grounds that it violated the Arkansas Constitution. The act prohibited co-habiting couples from adopting children whom they were not related to in the state of Arkansas. The act was approved by 57 percent of the people in the last election. It was a response to a previous judicial order overturning the policy of the Child Welfare Department banning practicing homosexuals from adopting children.

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 04/21/2010

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