Court Rules Against Floriday Gay Adoption Ban

  • Menergy_1

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    Nov 25, 2008 11:27 PM GMT

    If only some other states' courts (Arkansas for starters) would follow suit!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Nov 25, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    (just to preempt any hotlinking requests)

    Miami judge rules against Florida gay adoption banBy CURT ANDERSON – 4 hours ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A judge on Tuesday overturned a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children, 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.

    Go Judge Lederman!
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    Nov 26, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    We've been through this in Florida before. The State will appeal and win, as they have before. It's a nice symbolic gesture, but I'm listening to local TV coverage right now, that also predicts it'll be overturned in the Supreme Court.