Ariz. governor signs anti-gay-adoption bill

By |2018-01-15T18:51:08-05:00April 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill April 18 that requires public and private adoption agencies to give primary consideration to placement with a married man and woman unless other factors make it not in a child’s best interest.
The Human Rights Campaign denounced the new law, calling it a “major defeat” for children and youth.
“Child welfare experts agree that adoptive parents should be judged by their character and their ability to raise a child, not on their marital status or sexual orientation,” said HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn. “It’s shameful that politics trumps the needs of children.”

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