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Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional
miamiherald.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER

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.

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KEYWORDS: abuse; ageofconsent; charliecrist; childabuse; constitution; fl; florida; floriduh; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; perversion; samesexadoption
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An odd thread for a “free thinking rationalist” to start wouldn’t you say?


51 posted on 09/23/2010 5:42:34 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: little jeremiah

I like that, GOOD!


52 posted on 09/23/2010 9:50:46 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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