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Ark. AG Objects to Group's Request to Intervene

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has objected to a request by a conservative Christian group to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges Arkansas' new law banning gay foster and adoptive parents.

 McDaniel's office says in a filing in the case that the attorney general will pursue every valid legal argument to defend the law, which went into effect Jan. 1 after voters approved the measure last November.

The Arkansas Family Council, which led the campaign for the ban, says in its request to intervene that McDaniel might not rigorously defend the law because he opposed the measure last year.

The new law bans unmarried couples living together from adopting or fostering children. --- Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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