Petition

End Discrimination! Provide Families for Children in Foster Care

About the Petition

Nebraska’s state government currently prohibits people who identify themselves as homosexual from obtaining foster-home licenses. This policy is unconstitutional and discriminatory towards same-sex couples.  

State courts in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio have similar rules that prevent same-sex couples from fostering children. In addition, Nebraska, Utah and Mississippi have some of the most restrictive adoption and foster-care policies in the country.  

Children shouldn’t have to wait over three years to find a home. With 27,000 youth aging out of foster care every year, states need to do everything in their power to find children caring and adequate homes now. 

Stand with organizations like the ACLU in demanding that Nebraska take the lead in reforming their foster-care policies to allow same-sex couples the right to provide foster care.

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To: Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska

Foster-care decisions should be made based on the best interest of the child, not the sexual orientation of the foster parents. Today, nationwide, more than 463,000 children live in foster care—115,000 of which are currently eligible for adoption. While in foster care, these children often fall behind educationally and socially. 

More than ever, these children are in need of positive and nurturing homes. Therefore, if homosexual couples meet the qualifications to provide foster care, they shouldn’t be judged any different from heterosexual couples.  

I stand with organizations like the ACLU in demanding that Nebraska take the lead in reforming their foster-care policies to allow same-sex couples the right to provide foster care. 

Sincerely, 

[Your name here]

Supporters

  • 516
    Judith Weiler
    Stow, MA
    5 hours ago
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    Judith Weiler
    Stow, MA
    5 hours ago
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    Darlene Dieno
    Canada
    6 hours ago
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    Jack Stansfield
    Stanwood, WA
    19 hours ago
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    Carmen Elisa Bonilla Jones
    Venice, FL
    20 hours ago
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    Michael F. Kolassa
    Brooklyn, NY
    20 hours ago
  • 510
    Roger Marchant
    Australia
    20 hours ago
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    Virginia Utt
    Melbourne, FL
    23 hours ago
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    Jim Phillips
    Sonoma, CA
    23 hours ago
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    Cheryl Elsass
    Mansfield, OH
    1 day ago
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    Rita Caruso
    Saint Paul, MN
    1 day ago
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    Christina Langton
    United Kingdom
    2 days ago
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    Eddie Gutierrez
    Los Banos, CA
    3 days ago
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    Anka Azman
    Slovenia
    3 days ago

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