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NEWS RELEASE: Florida Senate approves repeal of gay and lesbian adoption ban

In a bipartisan vote, the Florida Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill designed to help more foster children find permanent homes. The bill also removes an outdated and unconstitutional ban on gays and lesbians adopting children.

Former Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Destin, spoke eloquently in urging his colleagues not to be swayed by objections that the measure might go against the religious principles of some private, taxpayer-supported adoption agencies.

NEWS RELEASE: Shameful Indiana-Style Bill Passed by Florida House Committee

Shameful Indiana-Style Bill Passed by Florida House Committee

Would Delay Adoption For Many Vulnerable Children

April 2, 2015

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Carlos Guillermo Smith, Public Policy Specialist, [email protected]
Jim Harper, Media/Communications, [email protected]

BREAKING: FL House Committee Passes Indiana-Style Adoption Bill

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Florida LGBT leaders push for marital equality four years after gay adoption became legal

Release Date: 
September 22, 2014

Written by: Michael Van Sickler

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's ban on adoption by same-sex couples stood for 33 years before the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned it as unconstitutional four years ago.

Florida lgbt-rights groups push for same-sex marriage on adoption anniversary

Release Date: 
September 22, 2014

Written by: MICHAEL VAN SICKLER

TALLAHASSEE- Florida’s ban on adoption by same sex couples stood for 33 years before the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned it as unconstitutional four years ago.

LGBQT Adoptive Parents in Florida Project: Participants Needed!

 

Clark Univeristy is looking for participants for a project exploring the perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender (LGBQT) parents who reside in Florida and have been living there since before 2008.

State Department makes sea change on LGBT rights

 

 

[Note: Great article plus it features our own David Johnson, a professor at USF and author of the “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government.']