AZ Gov. Jan ‘the Klan’ Brewer Signs Anti-Gay Adoption Bill

Monday, April 18, 2011


Ugly heffa.

Arizona Gov. Jan ‘the Klan’ Brewer signed a bill Monday mandating that straight, married couples be given priority consideration when state agencies are placing children for adoption or foster care.

Brewer signed the bill despite receiving 500 postcards at her office from supporters of Equality Arizona asking her to veto the bill.

Tom Mann, board chairman for Equality Arizona, criticized the governor in a statement Monday.

“The governor’s action today is harmful to children in foster care and group homes who are seeking a permanent home and the support of a loving, caring family. SB 1188 takes the focus off of what’s in the best interest of a child when adoption decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis, according to what’s in a child’s best interest. Each case is unique. For example, adoption authorities may have the choice between placing a child with a beloved single aunt — or complete strangers. The only consideration should be determining what’s in the best interest of the child.”

Needless to say, conservative groups cheered Brewer’s action saying children belong in households with a mom and dad. However, critics said the bill will also discourage singles from considering adoption in Arizona. About one-third of the foster children in Arizona are adopted by an unmarried person.

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10 Responses to AZ Gov. Jan ‘the Klan’ Brewer Signs Anti-Gay Adoption Bill

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Brewer is a worthless hag.

    But you know what? I blame Obama.

    If he hadn’t appointed Janet Napolitano to head Homeland Insecurity, Brewer would still be Lt. Governor and Arizona wouldn’t have SB 1070 or SB 1188. But Obama had to pick the scab and unleash this gila monster.

  2. The Real Adam says:

    What the hell happened to Arizona? It reminds me of what happened to Texas when the GOP unleashed its so-called “Southern Strategy.” Texas never recovered and it looks like Arizona is headed down the same path. My fantasy is a future U.S. where states like Arizona, as well as Texas, and South Carolina, vote to secede.

    I think the U.S. will be much healthier without them.

  3. Vivzz says:

    You can put all the paint and perfume in the world on Brewer but the ugliness that is her essence can’t be shielded from the camera. There are people who just don’t have souls and Brewer happens to be one of them. Perhaps, she would benefit from an exorcism?

  4. ajihani says:

    Thanks for covering this. Brewer’s getting all kinds of warm props because she vetoed the birther bill but the antigay adoption bill she signed into law is going unreported.

    Again, thanks for covering this. Brewer is a menace.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    Jan Brewer is a vicious homophobe. She was appointed lieutenant governor but, she was ran for governor after Obama appointed Napolitano so I’m left to assume her views are shared by the people of Arizona. The sway to the far right is shocking but not surprising. Arizona is not an outpost for people on the fringe.

  6. feminazi says:

    I recently read there are more than 600,000 children living in group homes and in foster care waiting to be adopted into a loving, stable, family. But if the child is older than two years of age or of color, there child has a better chance of being struck by lightening than being adopted. For Jan Brewer to sign such a law is immoral. Gays and lesbians make perfectly fine adoptive parents. Clearly, Brewer is playing politics with the children of Arizona. She should be ashamed of herself.

  7. Robyn says:

    This is just one more reason why I’m boycotting Arizona. It’s more than just Jan Brewer. Look at the people they elect to office year after year.

  8. ajihani,

    I noticed this too. Very often, issues effecting the gay community go unnoticed.

    I think I’ve seen two dozen blogs/news sites praising Brewer this morning for rejecting the “birther” bill but nary a peep about signing the anti-gay adoption bill.

  9. Mets Fan says:

    I”m curious? How do adoption officials in AZ know if you’re gay?

    Are you required to check a box that asks, “Straight” or “Gay”? If this is the case, why hasn’t the state been sued?

  10. Nigel Karsten says:

    What has befallen Gov. Brewer’s face? Is she ill?

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