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NCLR Applauds Florida Officials’ Decision Not to Appeal Adoption Ban Ruling

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2010)—Today Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that he would not appeal last month’s ruling by the Third District Court of Appeal striking down Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban as unconstitutional. Florida Governor Charlie Crist and the state’s Department of Children and Families had already announced that they would not appeal the ruling. The ruling will become final after today, and will be...

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NCLR Applauds Court Ruling Striking Down Adoption Ban

Court Rules Florida’s Anti-Gay Adoption Law Is Unconstitutional (San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2010)—Today the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida unanimously upheld a 2008 Miami-Dade Circuit Court decision striking down Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban and permitting Martin Gill, a gay man, to adopt two foster children he and his partner have parented for years. Gill is represented by the ACLU of Florida. The plaintiffs presented numerous experts who testified that decades of...

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