Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ducey: Allow Gays To Adopt Kids in AZ

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The Weekly has been critical of Gov. Doug Ducey's push to cut taxes for Arizona's wealthiest while shortchanging schools, universities and social services, but we have to praise him today for reversing a policy that made it harder for gay couples to adopt children. Ducey did the right thing, no question, after the Arizona Capitol Times reported that, on the advice of Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the Arizona Department of Child Safety had in February reinstated a policy that blocked gays from adopting children. (The anti-gay policy had been dropped after same-sex marriage became legal last year in Arizona.)

Here's Ducey's statement:

I have made it abundantly clear since day one that my administration is unambiguously and unapologetically pro-adoption. With 17,000 children under the state’s care, we need more adoption in Arizona, not less. That’s why I feel strongly—as I have said many times before—that all loving families should be able to serve as foster parents and adopt. I also have said my administration will follow the law. Practices have been brought to my attention that do not match those priorities, therefore, I’m instructing the Arizona Department of Child Safety to immediately ensure that all legally married couples in Arizona are able to jointly serve as foster parents and adopt. All children deserve a loving home, and under my watch, I’m committed to making sure government encourages that.


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