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To: steplock
The judge ruled that the law was invalid because the agency that made the policy, DHS, did not have the authority to make it as the policy did not fall within the grounds of "promoting the health, safety and welfare of children", and the ruling was on the basis that the state was unable to demonstrate that children living in the same household as a homosexual (note, not just raised by a homosexual, as the law forbade foster children from being taken in by a heterosexual couple if there happened to be a homosexual living there at any time) was detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the child. Argue all you want over that, but don't claim that the judge told the entire state what kind of laws are valid, because he did not. He ruled only on the limits of the Arkansas DHS.
27 posted on 12/30/2004 11:39:23 AM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!Ah, but)
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To: Dimensio
Since the DHS rule has been removed, what rule right NOW prevents a Michael Jackson/NAMBLA Member/sodomizing ex-con/etc from adopting a child in AR.

If DHS does not make the rules about foster care who does?

Why does a whole policy have to be thrown out for one case?

It's clear that this ruling is designed to advance the lie that homosexual couples are just like heterosexual couples. We already had an amendment vote on that subject, along with an election. The homosexual side lost.

32 posted on 12/30/2004 1:01:14 PM PST by pulaskibush
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