Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Third District Hears Oral Argument On The Constitutionality of Florida Ban On Gay Adoption

The Sun-Sentinel has an article stating that the Third District heard oral argument today in a challenge to Florida's gay adoption law. The Sun-Sentinel article begins: "A Florida appeals court is being urged to affirm a judge's ruling that the state's strict ban on adoptions by gay people is unconstitutional. Attorneys for parent Martin Gill and his two children argued today in Miami there's no rational basis to exclude gay people. Gill and his partner have adopted two young brothers." The case before the Third District was discussed in the Miami Herald here, at CBS News here and at here.

Presumably, the Second District's decision that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution to refuse to enforce a same-sex couple adoption - gay adoption - recognized by another state was discussed. The Second District's decision was previously discussed here and here.


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