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Florida Lawmaker Files Bill to Repeal State's Gay Adoption Ban

Recent court decisions on Florida's gay adoption ban and their appeals may be moot if a Florida lawmaker's bill gets passed, the Bradenton Herald reports:

Rich "State Sen. Nan Rich, a Weston Democrat who is co-chair of the Senate Children & Families Committee, has filed a bill to repeal the 1977 Florida law that prohibits gay men and lesbians from adopting children. A second bill would specify that judges would determine adoptions based solely on ''the best interests'' of children. 'Someone who is a good parent -- whether they are heterosexual or homosexual -- that's what we should be basing decisions on, not sexual orientation,' Rich said. 'We need to be looking at what's in the best interests of children.'"

Two judges, one in Miami, and another in Monroe County, have recently declared the ban unconstitutional. Anti-gay groups (which I propose we begin dubbing 'anti-child' groups, because it's true) are battling those decisions.

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  1. Dubbing the anti-gay forces "anti-child" would be a great move, particularly if gay rights advocates would have the discipline enough to keep repeating that condemnation over and over again in ads, protests, etc., until it sticks in people's minds. But do gay rights avocates have the spine to play hardball?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Mar 11, 2009 2:18:20 PM


  2. Andy...what a fantastic point you make! They *are* anti-child. I echo BOBBYJOE's sentiment that we all start calling them 'anti-child'.

    Posted by: peterparker | Mar 11, 2009 2:44:59 PM


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