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Judge Overturns Florida Ban on Adoption By Gays

Society & Culture  (tags: rights, gayrights, society, goodnews, culture )

- 3431 days ago -
A Florida circuit judge Tuesday struck down a 31-year-old state law that prevents gays and lesbians from adopting children, allowing a North Miami man to adopt two half-brothers he and his partner have raised as foster children since 2004.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2008, 8:40 pm

Judith Jaehn (199)
Tuesday November 25, 2008, 9:01 pm
It's about time!! Noted!

Bryon Carter (30)
Wednesday November 26, 2008, 9:11 pm
Ditto that Judith. Noted

. (0)
Friday November 28, 2008, 7:01 pm
Wonderful news. When I think of all those children now living in the foster care system who can find good and loving homes with gay individuals and couples, all I can do is rejoice!

Ro H (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 8:01 am

. (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 12:36 pm
In fact, children who are brought up in gay households have higher than average standardized test scores.
In older NJEA (NJ Teacher's Assoc. Mag) issues, the author amounted this to the stability in gay households, and the focus being on the children they were raising.
Gay households have a less than 1% divorce rate. The children know from an early age that they were WANTED, and are there to be loved. With one out of 3 straight marriages ending in divorce, with all the bitterness it entails, Florida was so right in doing what it did. I just wish they knew a few more statistics to further their point.

Svetlana B (20)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:11 am

Robyn Bashaw (1)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:23 pm
Good to hear!

Maryann Piazza (0)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 9:39 am

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 8:50 am
VERY good news :) Thank you Cal.

. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:19 pm
Great story

Jennifer M (47)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:45 pm
Thank the spirits!!

. (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 2:16 pm
foster kids and homeless kids need the safety and love of a parent. purple green striped gay straight tall short fat. a parent

. (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 2:18 pm
BUT gay divorce rates are not any better than straight.

Catrin Schuetz (50)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:21 pm
It is about time and finally some much needed good news in the crazy state of Florida .
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