Florida Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Parents Tell Their Stories

How time flies. It’s been two years since Florida overturned its ban on gay men and lesbians adopting children. In that time, over 200 children have been adopted by gay or lesbian parents, according to the ACLU. Two hundred children! The ACLU led the legal fight against the ban, and recently created this video showing plaintiff Martin Gill and his sons, along with Vanessa and Melanie Alenier, another Florida couple who were fighting in court to adopt their son.

It’s a great reminder of the real lives affected by the lawsuits.

Now we just have to work to overturn the bans on joint adoption and second-parent adoption that still remain across the country.