Florida court overturns state ban on gay adoptions

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  1. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C
    Frank Martin Gill and his partner are cleared to adopt two brothers they fostered
    A Florida court has overturned the state's ban on gay adoption, the only one of its kind in the US.
    Governor Charlie Crist said Florida would immediately cease enforcing the 33-year-old ban.
    Appeals court judges found "no rational basis" for the ban. The case was brought by a gay couple seeking to adopt two brothers they had fostered.
    The state has 30 days to decide whether to appeal. Ban backers argue children need both a mother and a father.
    "It's a great day for children," Gov Crist said. "Children deserve a loving home."
    The Florida law was the only one in the US that explicitly banned gays from adopting, according to court filings.
    The court on Wednesday affirmed the adoption by Frank Martin Gill and his male partner of two brothers from the state foster system. The couple had fostered the boys for six years.
    The case is likely to be heard by the higher Florida Supreme Court before the overturn is final.
    "Florida prefers that children be placed in homes where there is the potential for a mother and father," ban supporter Matthew Staver, founder of Orlando-based Liberty Counsel, told the Miami Herald newspaper.
    "Homosexual adoption excludes children from ever having the opportunity for both genders - a mom and a dad in the household."
    The Florida appeals court rejected testimony in favour of the ban, saying, "experts' opinions were not valid from a scientific point of view".[/p]
  2. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    Good job Crist, a half decent moderate
  3. mightymage

    mightymage GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    United States
    this belongs in off topic this not game related
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Lamest argument I have ever seen. Seriously, stop making decision for others. Just ask the child if he or she is okay with it. Why do Americans make decision for other people in the first place?

  5. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    That's sort of a lame argument in itself, a child can't make these sort of responsible decisions by themselves, but I get what you mean.
    Research shows that the only problem that children of same-sexed parents have is the prejudice they suffer from other people.

    But yeah, "Children need both a mummy and a daddy" is lame. What about single/divorced/widowed parents? What's most important is that a child has a nurturing and loving environment, even from homosexual parents, adoptive or otherwise.
  6. JonthanD

    JonthanD GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 9, 2010
    United States
    Yeah but being a kid is hard enough, being adopted harder yet.

    Now imagine some douche at school finding out you got 2 dads or 2 moms...

    I remember being teased in school about my last name (I later changed it) I mean that was bad enough lol

    Thats the only problem I see with the gay adoption.
  7. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    You shouldn't give in to assholes, or else they'll rule the world. Sure, a kid might get teased for having gay adoptive parents, but the same would happen if the parents were short, fat, black, Asian, Jewish, anything some random asshole might find objectionable and poke fun at. We can't ban gay adoptions merely because "there are assholes out there".
  8. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

    Jul 17, 2008
    United States
    Good for Florida. There are too many kids in the system needing families, to constantly bicker over the sexual preference of those willing to save the kids from that shitty life. And like Veho said, who gives a damn if you're verbally bullied, you shouldn't prevent something from happening, just so you wont be bullied. That's letting the little douchebags win, and kids will be made fun of for said parent characteristics, along with uncommon names, how the kid looks, what he likes to do. Should we not let kids have certain names, look certain ways, and do certain things, cause they might get picked on for it?

    Anyways, Go Florida!
  9. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

    Jan 5, 2009
    Oh yeah the kid will surely be okay and wont be a messed-up-in-the-head freak because of this.
    There's no way that will happen.
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