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Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says a bill signed into law this week makes it impossible for the state to challenge a
The bill signed by Gov. Matt Blunt repeals “a longstanding
“The governor’s signature took away the last argument of the state in this case,” said Scott Holste, a spokesman for Nixon.
The ACLU, which is representing the woman, applauded Nixon’s position.
“Every major mainstream child welfare and health organization opposes laws that ban lesbian and gay people from parenting because social science proves that lesbian and gay people are just as capable of being good parents as anyone else, said Lisa Brunner, ACLU of Kansas and
Western Missouricooperating attorney. “Making so many new foster homes available by ending this senseless and illegal ban is wonderful news for the children of .” Missouri
Nixon’s statement that the case is dead would appear to clear the way for the woman to become a foster parent, but a spokesman for the governor called Nixon’s stand “outrageous.”
The case is complicated by the fact that Blunt, a Republican, and Nixon, a Democrat, are both running for governor in 2008.
Stay tuned for further developments.
See also the Yahoo News report on the case.