Found: backbone(s) UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

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."


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."

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation