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09/24/2010

Peace out in, FL adoption ban

by Jeremy Hooper

With the bumblef*ck that was the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal vote, the election, and the onset of the fatten-yourself-with-pumpkin-flavored-things season, we've been remiss in mentioning a kick arse story that came out of Florida this week:

A unanimous three-judge panel of Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal has ruled that the statute barring “homosexual” people from adopting is unconstitutional.

Ruling September 22 on the state’s appeal of a decision by Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Cindy S. Lederman granting Martin Gill’s petition to adopt his two foster children, the court found that there was no rational basis to categorically exclude gay people from being adoptive parents.

Governor Charlie Crist, an Independent candidate for the US Senate who just last week announced he had abandoned his earlier support for the adoption ban, promptly announced the state would stop enforcing it and he would not appeal the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court.

FULL: Florida Adoption Ban Thrown Out [Gay City News]

The only way this matter can reasonably be appealed further is if GOP Attorney General Bill McCullom (anything but an  Good As You Images 200801301014-1LGBT ally) tries to challenge Crist's lack of appeal. So 30+ years post Anita Bryant, this finally might be the principled spire that juices the onetime pitchwoman's errant orange. Just imagine all of the kids who could have had homes in that considerable span of time!

It just so happens that this yours truly is gonna be in Florida this weekend. If anyone wants me to bring them back a snow globe, t-shirt, or human being feel free to Tweet me.

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