Florida Won't Appeal Overturn of Gay Adoption Ban

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - The Department of Children and Families
won't appeal to the Supreme court a ruling that the state's gay
adoption ban is unconstitutional.
Gov. Charlie Crist had already said he wouldn't seek enforcement
of the law, considered the nation's strictest. DCF said Tuesday an
appeal had a "less than limited chance" of succeeding.
DCF also said that the appeals court ruling applies statewide.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal last month upheld a finding
that there is "no rational basis" for the gay adoption ban.
The American Civil Liberties Union, representing gay parent
Martin Gill, urged an appeal to the Supreme Court to make sure the
ban would be lifted statewide, but agrees with DCF that the ruling
applies to all state courts.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by BULL Location: FLORIDA on Oct 12, 2010 at 05:43 PM
    THEY HAVE SCREAMED LONG AND LOUD. NEXT THING YOU KNOW HOMOSEXUALITY WILL BE THE NORM. THEN LORD HELP US ALL. HECK THEY HAVE MORE RIGHTS NOW THAN STRAIGHT FOLKS.
  • by J Timney Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Homosexuals are great people, just ask Charlie Crist!
  • by debbie Location: tallahassee on Oct 12, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    Homosexual preferences???? Hmmm I dont see how allowing 2 people be it 2 men or 2 women to adopt a child that needs a loving home instead of being in foster care or worse showing preferences.Sounds like you Sad are a homophobe and not sure of your sexuality..
  • by Sarcastic Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2010 at 03:01 PM
    Yes it is really sad that gays get equal rights under the law.
  • by Sad Location: Here on Oct 12, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    How tragic that BFF Charlie Crist and George Sheldon have indirectly imposed their homosexual preference on the citizens of this state. The Legislature enacted the ban and now it's being thwarted by those liberal-leaning judges from south Florida.
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