The group that wants to make adoption and foster parenting in Arkansas more difficult (and punish gay people in the process) has announced that it has enough signatures to qualify for an extension in signature gathering for its proposed initiated act.

This is to say that, with almost 62,000 signatures needed, the group has obtained that many, but knows that many will be disallowed, either as improperly gathered or not those of registered voters. Every signature must be individually witnessed. A petition can’t be left in a church vestibule for unmonitored signatures, for example.

Petitioners were out in force in churches Sunday. Some pastors, such as at Little Rock’s predominantly black and powerful St. Mark’s Baptist, urged people in the audience to sign up.

I anticipate a vigorous review of the signatures.

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