The Little Rock, AR based organization largely responsible for placing a constitutional ban against gay marriage in Arkansas in 2004, is back in 2008 with an anti-gay adoption ban.

On Monday, the Family Council Action Committee (FCAC) met a deadline to submit 61,974 signatures to the Secretary of State to place a proposed law banning unmarried couples from adopting children on the November ballot. While the initiative bans both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, the organization's website lists banning gay and lesbian couples from adoption as a goal of the law.

The Arkansas Adoption Act makes it illegal for adoptive and foster care children to be placed in homes with individuals who cohabit with a sexual partner. Single people, living alone, would be free from the restrictions.

The FCAC lists three primary reasons for the law: For the safety of children, to increase the number of prospective homes, and to “blunt a homosexual agenda.”

“[The Arkansas Adoption Act] is about two things. It's about child welfare, first of all. Secondly, it is to blunt a homosexual agenda that's at work in other states and that will be at work in Arkansas unless we are proactive about doing something about it,” FCAC Executive Director Jerry Cox told Fox16 News.

The organization's website expands on the group's position, by saying, “Laws have been passed in eight states that support the homosexual agenda when it comes to the adoption or foster care of children. Arkansas has no law to prevent homosexual adoption. Homosexuals are adopting children and this will continue until a law is passed.”

Speaking to On Top Magazine, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Director of Communications Steve Ralls said: “The primary concern of the state of Arkansas, and the voters in the state, should be the best interests of the children, and this measure fails that test in spades. Lesbian and gay couples from to coast are giving homes and second chances to foster children and building strong families. There is nothing pro-family about denying children the opportunity to be part of a loving family.”

The FCAC went to work on the law after the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a 1999 Child Welfare Agency Review Board rule banning gay and lesbian couples from serving as foster parents after a seven-year battle.