Florida gay adoption ban is no longer

A recent court decision overturned a thirty year old Florida law that banned adoptions by gay, lesbian and bisexual* folks. The ban has been the center of attention in recent years, including advocacy by Rosie O’Donnell and her family.

Governor Crist can no longer enforce the ban because of the ruling, meaning LGB people can now adopt kids in Florida. Crist has done a 180 on queer issues recently, reversing his previous opinions on this issue as well.

The Florida law was one of the most discriminatory in the nation, not only preventing LGB couples from adopting, but single LGB folks as well.


*I didn’t include transgender folks in this because I couldn’t find any mention of gender identity in writing about the legislation. If the transgender person also identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual, they could have been included in the ban as well.

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