Miami, Nov 25, 2008 / 07:56 pm (CNA).- A Florida judge on Tuesday overturned a Florida law that prohibits homosexuals from adopting children. Attorneys for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum immediately announced the state would appeal the ruling.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old law violates equal protection rights for the children and prospective homosexual parents. She ruled that “there is no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting.”
The state presented experts who argued that there is a higher incidence of drug and alcohol abuse among same-sex couples, that they are more unstable than heterosexual unions and that the children of homosexual couples suffer a societal stigma, the Associated Press reports. MORE
At least the State is appealing, and not the ones tryin to push the 'gay" agenda on to the public…
John Stemberger, an Orlando attorney who led the recent successful efforts to pass Florida same-sex marriage ban, called the ruling “classic judicial activism” and predicted it would be overturned on appeal.
“Everywhere in the law where children are affected, the standard must always be what is in the best interest of the child,” said Stemberger. "What is stunning to me is that when it comes to dealing with gays, that standard goes out the window
Ain’t this the truth :shrug: