Secretary of State Charlie Daniels has found, as expected, that the Family Council fell short of the number of registered voter signatures required to qualify its initiated act for the ballot. It would prohibit adoptions and foster parenting in homes with unmarried couples. It is designed to punish gay people primarily, but will have a broader impact.

The drive fell about 4,000 signatures short and the group will get 30 more days to gather additional signatures.

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Challenges may yet be filed to the signatures Daniels certified by the group that opposes this initiative.