Skip to comments.Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional
Posted on 09/22/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Wednesday afternoon he will cease enforcing the state's 33-year-old gay adoption law, which was declared unconstitutional by a Miami appeals court Wednesday morning.
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.
Crist once supported the ban. But the U.S. Senate candidate reversed himself after he left the Republican Party and began courting the liberal vote.
A Miami appeals court ruled Wednesday that Florida's ban on gays adopting is unconstitutional and affirmed the controversial adoption of two foster children by a gay North Miami couple.
The unanimous 3-0 decision deals a critical blow to Florida's 33-year-old law banning adoption by gay men and lesbians, and most likely sends the case to Florida's highest court for resolution.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Since we were told that homosexuality was about the actions of consenting adults in private, when do these CHILDREN get to consent to being raised in alternative lifestyle homes?
Crist is an idiot.
What with the movement to “educate” our children in our public schools on the subject of homosexuality, and the movement to allow homosexuals to adopt, it’s become quite clear how much the approval of homosexuality was only about consenting adults.
I agree with your thoughts.
Hell, even the consent of parents doesn’t matter these days.
Akin to ruling adoption by the mentally ill is unconstitutional. Or felons. Or child molesters. Or any other class of people to whom you do not want to entrust the welfare of a child. It’s an outrage and if this is the quality of the rulings we can expect from the judiciary, we’d be better off without a judiciary.
Another evil ruling by another court that places its preferences above that of the legislature and the people of Florida. There's a word for that: it's tyranny.
All children should be raised in the home of homosexual couples. Such joy and happiness.
In fact everyone should be forced by the Gay Czar to become a homosexual. All else is illegal.
America places children into sexual slavery.
Is God going to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah?
I wonder what our Atty. Gen. Bill McCollum has to say about this matter. Will he stand up to Crist or go full Lib just like him?
NAMBLA will be pleased.
The judges said that the law was unconstitutional because the motivation for it was invalid? That queers really are good parents, so the law is null?
When did such a thing make any law "unConstitutional"? Is there a line that says, "No law that has weak motivation shall be made"?
Even if it were true in this case, which it isn't, it doesn't matter. The Legislature is free to make laws that reflect the norms of the society. What other reason is there for a legislature?
The "judges" once again have become legislators, and nothing more.
I won't say what I think of "Dad".
These judges are guilty of overthrowing the lawful republican form of government in this country. And executives like Crist are just as guilty. Legislators too for not impeaching them all.
He is. Didn’t vote for him last time and won’t this time. No problem here though, McCollum can appeal to the FL Supreme Court.
Amending constitutions by judicial fiat, instead of by constitutionally valid processes.
Making laws without constitutional jurisdiction to do so.
And those in the other branches who have sworn to check them stand by nodding in approval.
Of course that’s what it means. They’ve already closed down Catholic adoption services in Boston and San Francisco; tragic, though it sure was good to see the tremendous outpouring of support from the other churches. :o/
Articles of impeachment against this judge and against Charlie Crist should be filed immediately.
He's a power hungry POS punk, just like Murkowski.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.