Entry #396: Same-sex adoption in Arkansas

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RegionArkansas
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusLegal
Start DateApr 7, 2011
End Datenow
DescriptionOriginally banned in a measure on a ballot, but Arkansas Supreme Court Overruled. Any unmarried individual may petition for adoption, and any married individuals must petition jointly before the court. While the Supreme Court of Arkansas has struck down bans to limit same-sex adoption on privacy grounds, all adoption cases are handled on a case by case basis before a lower court judge. Lower courts have a history of hostile rulings for same-sex adoptive parents as displayed in Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995).
Sourceshttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2011%2F04%2F07%2Farkansas-supreme-court-ban-gay-adoption_n_846174.html&ei=rrFBUoy6BY688wSL74DgCQ&usg=AFQjCNGjVOW65qFAWUyZSGragUIU1DiHlQ&sig2=uu-aU8WiDGHz7vbmIXIH8g&bvm=bv.52434380,d.eWU www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/arkansas Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995)


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NoteOriginally banned in a measure on a ballot, but Arkansas Supreme Court Overruled Originally banned in a measure on a ballot, but Arkansas Supreme Court Overruled. Any unmarried individual may petition for adoption, and any married individuals must petition jointly before the court. While the Supreme Court of Arkansas has struck down bans to limit same-sex adoption on privacy grounds, all adoption cases are handled on a case by case basis before a lower court judge. Lower courts have a history of hostile rulings for same-sex adoptive parents as displayed in Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995).
Sourceshttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2011%2F04%2F07%2Farkansas-supreme-court-ban-gay-adoption_n_846174.html&ei=rrFBUoy6BY688wSL74DgCQ&usg=AFQjCNGjVOW65qFAWUyZSGragUIU1DiHlQ&sig2=uu-aU8WiDGHz7vbmIXIH8g&bvm=bv.52434380,d.eWUhttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2011%2F04%2F07%2Farkansas-supreme-court-ban-gay-adoption_n_846174.html&ei=rrFBUoy6BY688wSL74DgCQ&usg=AFQjCNGjVOW65qFAWUyZSGragUIU1DiHlQ&sig2=uu-aU8WiDGHz7vbmIXIH8g&bvm=bv.52434380,d.eWU www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/arkansas Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995)

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