President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.
Adoption brief description here.
Married Same-Sex Parents Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s Denial of Accurate Birth Certificates
BREAKING: NCLR and Equality Florida File Preliminary Injunction to Order Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates!
NCLR and Equality Florida Ask Federal Judge to Order
Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates Acknowledging Same-Sex Spouses as Parents
(Tallahassee, FL, October 16, 2015)—Today, the same-sex couples who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s refusal to add both of their names to their children’s birth certificates asked the court for immediate protection for their families.
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Will I have to lie about my sexual orientation in order to adopt? Can same-sex couples legally adopt in Florida?
Written by Carlos Guillermo Smith, Equality Florida's Public Policy Specialist
On June 11th, we received some pretty incredible news when Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7013 into law, and finally put an end to the 1977 ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional by our courts. Thanks to openly-gay State Representative David Richardson, who spearheaded the amendment that added the repeal language to an otherwise unrelated adoption bill, we can finally put this issue to rest... hopefully.
Equality Florida's Black Lives Matter Statement
Today is the 48th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Loving v. Virginia decision that ended the ban on interracial marriages nationwide. It is a case invoked often in the arguments in favor of marriage equality.
Adoption experts urge Florida Senate to
reject discriminatory adoption bill
Fewer children will be adopted if bias replaces
the best interest of each child
April 17, 2015
Jim Harper, Media/Communications, [email protected]