Florida Gays Can Adopt As Per Judge

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  1. Principessa

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    Judge overturns Florida ban on adoption by gays

    CNN) -- A Florida circuit judge declared unconstitutional Tuesday a 31-year-old state law that prevents gays and lesbians from adopting children, saying "the blanket exclusion" of gay applicants "defeated Florida's goal of providing dependent children a permanent family."

    "The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption," Judge Cindy S. Lederman wrote in her 53-page ruling.

    Florida is the only state that specifically bans all "homosexual" people from adopting children, although it does allow them to be foster parents.

    This month, Arkansas voters approved a ballot measure to prohibit unmarried partners -- same-sex or opposite-sex couples -- from adopting children or from serving as foster parents.

    The measure is similar to one in Utah, which excludes same-sex couples indirectly through a statute barring all unmarried couples from adopting or taking in foster children.

    Mississippi allows single gays and lesbians to adopt but prohibits same-sex couples from adopting.

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    The Mississippi law makes no sense. Why can single gays adopt but not couples. What happens if you adopt while single then a year or two later meet the perfect partner. Now you're a couple, do they come and take away the kid? :confused:
     
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    Even if you're homophobic, you have to admit this is much better than condemning the kid to live in an orphanage!
     
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    The child has a loving parent. period.

    Gad- hasn't there been enough studies about the gay parent does not = gay child yet?

    c'mon, find something else to worry about.... um....people wearing white after labor day..STONE THEM!
     
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    OMG! I so totally agree. What is with people wearing straw hats when there is frost on the ground? Straw hats should have been packed away in a box after Yom Kippur.
     
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