Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FLORIDA HOUSE AND SENATE GAY ADOPTION BILL SB 530 AND HB 315

On November 2008, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman Tuesday declared Florida's 30-year-old ban on gay adoptions unconstitutional and ruled in favor of allowing two homosexuals to adopt children. The case was appealed and is currently in the Third District Court of Appeals pending a decision.

In the interim, Senator Nan Rich introduced legislation that would repeal the 30 year rule which is currently in the Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee. The companion bill is HB 3 has had a first reading.

In addition to these proposed bills, SenatorJeff Atwater allowed Sen. Charlie Justice to offer an amendment to another bill dealing with adoptions — one (SB 530) that would clarify already existing state law barring adoption agencies from discriminating against families that own guns.


Both the House and Senate are positioned for final votes Thursday.


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