Same-Sex Couples & Adoption in Florida
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Same-Sex Couples & Adoption in Florida

According to the Associated Press article on Jacksonville.com, a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting children is being removed from Florida’s books July 1st. The law is decades old, but it hasn’t been enforced in five years. However, Gov. Rick Scott claims that private or religious-based adoption agencies should have the right to deny…

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What Kind of a Father is Sir Elton John?

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas Day in 2010 via a surrogate mother in California to awaiting parents Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish.  What kind of life can the only-child of these star-studded parents expect?

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Florida Court Rules: Gay-Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal’s Judge Gerald Cope states, “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.  To the contrary, the parties agree ‘that gay people and heterosexuals make equally good parents.’ “