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Watch: Crist Says Florida Will Stop Enforcing Gay Adoption Ban


Following the appeals court ruling earlier today which upheld an earlier ruling declaring it unconstitutional, Florida Governor Charlie Crist said the state would stop enforcing the 33-year-old ban ban on gay adoption.

The Miami Herald reports:

"Crist lauded the court ruling as ``great'' and told reporters at a 2:30 news conference he would immediately stop enforcing the ban. Crist said he wanted to confer with the adoptive father at the center of the case before deciding whether to appeal. He said, however, that he believes the state Supreme Court wouldn't overturn the court rulings."

Watch Crist speak with reporters, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I thought Christ was a 'phobe. Why has he all of a sudden done a 180 on gay rights issues?

    Posted by: Jason | Sep 22, 2010 8:48:22 PM

  2. Pretty late in life for him to want to adopt kids, isn't it?

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Sep 22, 2010 8:52:55 PM

  3. Jason: He doesn't need to pander to the Republican base anymore since he's running as an independent. Now he's pandering to the LGBT community. Go figure.

    Posted by: Bruno | Sep 22, 2010 9:03:37 PM

  4. Its certainly election season, isn't it?

    Posted by: princely54 | Sep 22, 2010 9:19:54 PM

  5. Bruno: It's kind of cute in a pathetic sort of way, don't you think?

    Posted by: Jason | Sep 22, 2010 9:21:56 PM

  6. That suit is ugly, maybe he isn't gay afterall LOL!!

    Posted by: Matt | Sep 22, 2010 9:30:04 PM

  7. Agree Matt, that outfit is really unfortunate but it looks like he set his Mystic Tan to level Cheeto.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Sep 22, 2010 9:42:16 PM

  8. He used to be a Republican but now hes joined the human race! congrats Chalie. Stand up to those AlQuaeda Republicans!

    Posted by: me | Sep 22, 2010 9:48:34 PM

  9. Let's not look a gift horse in the mouth, bitches. This is so much more important an issue to me (especially as a Florida resident) than the DADT repeal, which will only lead to dead gays.

    Posted by: Zell | Sep 23, 2010 12:34:29 AM

  10. It may be pandering, but at least it's substantive pandering.

    Posted by: BobN | Sep 23, 2010 1:13:44 AM

  11. at least he's being a good loser-unlike those most republicans.

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 23, 2010 1:35:38 AM

  12. As a Floridian, while I certainly loathe him for being in the closet, I am learning to like him. He has done a 180 on gay rights issues lately and he is making right some of the wrongs he's made to our community in the past. The gay adoption ruling is one example. Let's face it, Meek doesn't stand a snowball's chance of winning the Seanate seat and Rubio is downright dangerous to us. Crist is the only option.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Sep 23, 2010 2:23:29 AM

  13. *Senate

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Sep 23, 2010 2:24:30 AM

  14. Crist is a big mo himself, I don't know why; I have a feeling that if he loses, he will then be a champion for equality...mark my words!

    Posted by: Jeff Dunivant | Sep 23, 2010 8:43:15 AM

  15. What A PHONY::: Why didn't he do something about it while he was Governor? Now that he is out and wants to get back in, he will say anything to make us think he has "SEEN THE LIGHT" Who does he think he is kidding?

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 23, 2010 9:07:49 PM

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