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Ducey orders agency to allow gays to foster, adopt children

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Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the Department of Child Safety to allow married same-sex couples to jointly house foster children and adopt. Ducey ordered the policy change in response to an Arizona Capitol Times report that DCS had quietly reversed a policy that had allowed married same-sex couples to jointly adopt or provide foster care.

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Flanagan defends his leadership at Dept of Child Safety (access required)

Former Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan was fired by Gov. Doug Ducey on Feb. 10. He defended his time leading the agency, and said child safety was always his top priority. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Fired Department of Child Safety director Charles Flanagan defended himself against allegations his process of getting through a backlog of cases was dangerous to abused children, and said he’s speaking out for the first time since his firing to defend the record of his administration and DCS employees who have been smeared by recent news reports based on allegations from Greg McKay, the newly appointed director of the agency.

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