A bit of sunshine from the Sunshine State today. The Florida Third District Court of Appeals this morning upheld a lower court ruling that said the state’s ban on adoption by gay men and lesbians is unconstitutional, and that a gay man, Frank Martin Gill, can adopt the two boys he and his partner have raised for nearly six years. Gov. Charlie Crist (I) has said he will immediately stop enforcing the ban.
I did a piece about the ruling for Keen News Service, which you can go read it at Bay Windows. Information is still coming in with various parties’ reactions to the ruling and the chance of appeal; I’m sure I’ll have more to say on the subject.
For background on the case and its implications for adoption rights across the country, see my Keen News piece from July.