Court Clears the Way for Gay Adoptions in Florida
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
A Florida appeals court has struck down that state’s draconian ban on gay adoption, the only explicit prohibition against adoptive gay parents in the country. The court really had no choice, since there’s nothing wrong with gay parents and they appear to raise superior children.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said the state will stop enforcing its law banning adoption by gay people after an appeals court ruled it unconstitutional.
Crist announced the decision Wednesday after the ruling from the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami. The ruling affirms a lower court’s decision that there is no rational basis for the ban, making way for the adoption of two foster children by Martin Gill and his male partner.
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