Florida Court Rules Against Gay Adoption Ban

Some good news out of Florida:

MIAMI (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old law violates equal protection rights for the children and their prospective gay parents, rejecting the state’s arguments that there is “a supposed dark cloud hovering over homes of homosexuals and their children.”
She noted that gay people are allowed to be foster parents in Florida. “There is no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting,” she wrote in a 53-page ruling.
Florida is the only state with an outright ban on gay adoption. Arkansas voters last month approved a measure similar to a law in Utah that bans any unmarried straight or gay couples from adopting or fostering children. Mississippi bans gay couples, but not single gays, from adopting.

For more, see here. Thanks Rebecca!

3 thoughts on “Florida Court Rules Against Gay Adoption Ban

  1. 31 years of an unjust law! And now it’s over and presumably some children without families will acquire them.

    And no doubt some people in Florida will think this is more evidence of the gay agenda’s power.

  2. It is worth reading the rest of this article – the judge’s statement was beautiful and unequivocal, and it means that one gay couple will immediately get to adopt the two foster kids they have raised for four years.

    And yes the ‘gay agenda’ backlash has already begun.

    But this gives me two reasons in November 2008 to be proud of Florida! What an odd feeling…

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