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Friday, October 12, 2007

Found: backbone(s) UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Since I was snippy the other day about Gov. Mike Beebe's bob-and-weave on the Family Council's gay bashing adoption initiative, I should credit his improving comments. He was asked to clarify his position on his radio show today. He had said he thought it went too far, though he supported the portion of the measure prohibiting cohabitating couples of any sexual orientation from being foster parents. (That is already state policy.)

Today, spokesman Matt DeCample said, the governor reiterated that position, but he "added that the proposed initiated act goes to far, that he doesn't support it and that he plans to vote against the measure if it reaches the ballot."

Bravo.

UPDATE: And molto bravo to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who has issued this statement: "Foster parenting and adoption should be based on qualifications and what is in the best interest of a child, not sexual orientation. If they get the measure on the ballot, I will not vote for it."

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