This morning the Third District Court of Appeals in Miami, FL upheld a lower court ruling that declared Florida's ban on gay and lesbian adoption to be unconstitutional.
The case reads:
"We affirm the judgment of adoption, which holds subsection 63.042(3),Florida Statutes, violates the equal protection provision found in article I, section 2,of the Florida Constitution."
You can read the full decision here.
While the Appeals Court has affirmed the ban is unconstitutional, it is likely the case will end up in the Florida Supreme Court.
Equality Florida would like to thank Martin Gill and his family who have challenged this ban head on. A big congratulations to the legal team at the ACLU of Florida who worked so hard on this case. Thank you to all the Floridians who have helped to expose the bigotry of this ban.