Judge Rules Florida Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled Florida’s gay adoption ban unconstitutional. The ban has been in place for 31 years:

Florida“At the heart of the Monroe case is a 13-year-old boy with learning disabilities and special needs who has lived in his Key West foster father’s two-story home since the Department of Children & Families placed him there in 2001. The boy is identified as John Doe. The father, 52, is not identified. Audlin appointed the foster father as guardian for the boy in 2006. At a recent hearing, the boy testified he wanted the man to be his ‘forever father’ — like all the other kids had — ‘because I love him,’ the order says. A home study by a social worker ‘highly’ recommended the guardian and his partner be allowed to adopt the boy, saying the two men provided a ‘loving and nurturing home,’ provided ‘fair and consistent’ discipline and are financially secure, the order says. Miami attorney Alan Mishael, who represents John Doe’s guardian, declined to discuss the ruling, since Audlin has not yet published it formally. He said the ruling is less about public policy than the welfare of a former foster child who wants a father of his own.”

According to the Miami Herald, Judge David J. Audlin Jr. wrote: “Contrary to every child welfare principle, the gay adoption ban operates as a conclusive or irrebuttable presumption that …it is never in the best interest of any adoptee to be adopted by a homosexual.”


  1. says

    Yes, yeah for this decision, but the gay Republicans might want to take note that their leader, John McCain, would not agree with it since he believes that families with gay parents are unsuitable for children, no matter how loving those parents may be.

  2. says

    The story of the little boy was so sad. I hadn’t read the title of the story , so, at the end it was like a really good story that tugged at your heart. I hate to be all Laura Ingalls but, I’m s glad it turned out in a good way.

    f course, the right wing will swear this is just another example of “activist” judges.

Leave A Reply