Arkansas judge overturns 2008 initiative that banned unmarried couples from adopting
PULASKI COUNTY, Arkansas: On Friday, April 16, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza determined that 2008's Initiative 1, the Ban on Unmarried Couples Adopting, infringes on the right of privacy, and overturned it.
In his decision, Piazza wrote, ""Due process and equal protection are not hollow words without substance. They are rights enumerated in our constitution that must not be construed in such a way as to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people."
Supporters of Initiative 1 vowed to appeal the decision to the Arkansas Supreme Court.