Finding that children are not harmed by living with gay or lesbian parents, an Arkansas court Wednesday struck down a state regulation that banned gay people and anyone living in a household with a gay adult from being foster parents in the state.

Circuit Court Judge Timothy Fox "found that being raised by gay parents doesn’t increase the risk of psychological, behavioral, or academic problems for children and that children of lesbian and gay parents are just as well adjusted as children of straight parents," according to

The state’s expert witness in the case was George A. Rekers, an exgay therapy advocate and FRC co-founder. Rekers’ past work, along with that of other reparative therapists, is thoughtfully analyzed from a clinical perspective by Jeramy Townsley.

The ACLU response, and the full text of the court decision, are available from the ACLU website.

(Hat tip: James B.)

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