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Arkansas Judges Oppose Measure to Ban Gay Adoption, Foster Care

Three former chief justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court say they're opposing a ballot measure aimed at banning gay and lesbian couples from becoming adoptive or foster parents.

Former Chief Justices W.H. "Dub" Arnold, Jack Holt Jr. and Bradley D. Jesson were among 13 retired judges who issued a statement Monday opposing a proposed initiated act that would ban unmarried couples from adopting children or becoming foster parents.

The judges said the proposal would limit their ability to choose the best home environment for children and said that child placement should be decided on a case-by-case basis.