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Sep 22, 2010 11:32 AM

Miami Court Upheld Ruling Overturned Law Banning Adoption by Gays

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling
overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday
affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is
unconstitutional.
Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from
adopting children without exception. Gays can be foster parents in
Florida.
A Miami-Dade County judge ruled the gay adoption ban
unconstitutional in 2008, but the state appealed. The case will
ultimately go to the state Supreme Court.
Martin Gill and his male partner, along with the American Civil
Liberties Union, filed the lawsuit in their attempt to adopt two
brothers who have been their foster children since December 2004.

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