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Judge Who Struck Down Florida's Gay Adoption Ban Stripped of Post

Judge Cindy Lederman, who ruled Florida's gay adoption ban unconstitutional last year, has been demoted, the Miami Herald reports:

Lederman "Lederman has been removed from her 15-year post as top administrative judge over Miami-Dade's juvenile courts. The new chief justice over Miami courts says he wanted new perspectives and leadership. Lederman ruled in November 2008 that Florida's gay adoption ban was unconstitutional, a case now on appeal...The new top judge in Miami's juvenile courts is Orlando Prescott. Lederman will remain a juvenile court judge and says she respects the decision."

Lederman, described as "esteemed" by the Herald, "was abruptly stripped of her job as top judge at the Children's Courthouse as the county's new chief judge moves to put his stamp on the judiciary."

In a 53-page ruling, Lederman wrote: "It is clear that sexual orientation is not a predictor of a person's ability to parent." The ruling allowed Frank Martin Gill to move forward with adopting two brothers, ages 4 and 8, who had been in Gill's foster care since 2004.

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  1. Who says the courts aren't political?

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 14, 2009 12:10:23 PM

  2. No good deed goes unpunished ... the bad forces in the world make sure of that

    luckily most bad deeds also get corrected by brave people like this woman

    Posted by: Willie | Jul 14, 2009 12:27:04 PM

  3. Who's the new guy again? and is he closeted??...more news about him please!!..

    Posted by: alan brickma | Jul 14, 2009 1:17:20 PM

  4. Orlando Prescott is a black male (probably a heterosexual). Some reports say he's very rude and condesending.

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 14, 2009 7:59:51 PM

  5. This is Florida, the hemorroid of the USA and Miami is hanging on that hemorroid.That is why everything is different here.Since Florida is hanging from the ass of the USA,Georgia everything in Florida is a crap.Tell me about it,I live in this cespool.

    Posted by: Oscar in Miami Beach | Jul 15, 2009 2:13:17 PM

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