Florida Gay Adoption Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional
By YOLANNE ALMANZAR
November 25, 2008
MIAMI — A Florida law that has banned adoptions by gay men and lesbians for over three decades is unconstitutional, a judge here ruled on Tuesday.
“The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption,” the judge, Cindy S. Lederman of Miami-Dade Circuit Court, said in a 53-page decision. She said the law violated equal protection rights for children and their prospective parents.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said the state would appeal, and the case is likely to end up before the State Supreme Court. the rest