January 11, 2005

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High Court Lets Ban on Gay Adoptions Stand: Justices refuse to hear an appeal of a Florida law barring homosexuals from adopting children. (David G. Savage, January 11, 2005, LA Times)

In a setback for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a Florida law that bars gays and lesbians from adopting children.

Lawyers said it was the only state law that flatly prohibited gays and lesbians from adopting children, although Mississippi banned adoptions by same-sex couples.

The Florida law was enacted in 1977 when singer Anita Bryant led a statewide campaign against homosexuals.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2005 10:15 AM
Comments

So is foster care preferable to gay adoption?

Posted by: Ali at January 11, 2005 1:07 PM

Certainly to Floridians.

Posted by: oj at January 11, 2005 1:11 PM

Why not orphanages?

Posted by: h-man at January 11, 2005 4:30 PM

Why not facilitate adoptions by heterosexual couples in Florida? Aren't there thousands and thousands of heterosexual couples going to Asia or the Soviet Bloc to adopt kids?

Posted by: Bart at January 11, 2005 5:15 PM
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