Florida's gay-adoption ban unconstitutional, court rules
Gov. Charlie Crist says state will stop enforcing gay-adoption ban immediately
September 22, 2010|By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel
Florida's 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled Wednesday that the state's 33-year-old ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional, unleashing cheers from the gay community and condemnations from conservatives.
Judge Gerald Cope, who wrote the opinion, said there was no evidence to show that gays were less effective than heterosexual parents.
Florida will immediately stop enforcing its ban on adoptions by gay people, Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday.
Gill said Wednesday that the ruling was the end of a grueling 13 months of waiting to see whether his children would be his forever or be taken away from him instantly. But he said the same sense of uncertainty has hung over anybody in Florida who is gay and a parent.
"Anyone who is gay or lesbian in this state has been under the cloud of the adoption ban even if they didn't adopt in this state. After today, they will be one more step toward feeling comfortable about being parents in the state of Florida," he said. "I think it's a huge victory."
Florida's gay-adoption ban unconstitutional, court rules Gov. Charlie Crist says state will stop enforcing gay-adoption ban immediately - Orlando Sentinel
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Ah, some good news!
Now, should a heterosexual couple be able to adopt a Gay or Lesbian child? Assuming a teenager here.
Gays are much more likely to be pedophiles. You must hate children.
So get with it. Let's see which Paul Cameron statistic you use.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 09-24-10 at 04:59 PM.
Why did you guys dig up this old thread?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
But as for the issue at hand, I support their right to adopt.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams