Fla. court strikes gay adoption ban | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fla. court strikes gay adoption ban

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM

A Florida appeals court has ruled that state's gay adoption ban is unconstitutional. It's a state ruling with no application in Arkansas, where an appeal pends of a lower court ruling striking down an Arkansas law aimed at gays but banning adoptions and foster parenting by all unmarried couples.

Said the court:


``Given a total ban on adoption by homosexual persons, one might expect that this reflected a legislative judgment that homosexual persons are, as a group, unfit to be parents,'' the opinion states. ``No one in this case has made, or even hinted at, any such argument.

``To the contrary, the parties agree `that gay people and heterosexuals make equally good parents.' ''

ON THIS SUBJECT: As frustrating as Republican obstructionists (and Democratic fellow travelers like Ross, Berry, and Pryor) have been lately, there are still ample signs that the world will change someday if not for all those being discriminated against today. California, which narrowly voted down gay marriage, WILL change. Evidence: With state barely split in favor, a new poll shows those under 45 support same-sex marriage 57-35. The old opponents WILL die.

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