Activist court overturns Florida's ban on "gay" adoptions. Public officials quickly capitulate.
Liberty Counsel to help with appeal
POSTED: Sept 28, 2010
As usual, when the homosexual movement can't get their way through legitimate means, they find an activist court to twist the law and force it through.
For several years the homosexual movement has tried unsuccessfully to get Florida's ban on adoption by homosexuals rescinded. They couldn't get it done in the Legislature or in prior court cases. So finally, this past Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal in West Miami-Dade ruled unanimously that Florida's gay adoption ban was an "unconstitutional form of discrimination" that served no "rational'' purpose.
Hmm. Where have heard that before? It's the same absurd reasoning that was used in the Goodridge case in Massachusetts and the recent Proposition 8 case in California. Not too surprisingly, like Margaret Marshall in Massachusetts and the judge in California, all three judges were in the Florida case were appointed by air-headed Republicans.
And as usual, the major public officials fell into line. According to news reports, Gov. Charlie Crist and the state's child-welfare chief announced hours later that they will immediately cease to enforce the ban.
Miami Herald: Gay or straight, question off table for parents adopting
Panama City News Herald: EDITORIAL: Adopting equality
Case can be appealed
The state has 30 days to file an appeal. Liberty Counsel, the conservative legal group based in Orlando, is expected to play a big part in that. Read their press release here. We've been told by people close to the situation that the Florida Attorney General's office has already botched up the case by having earlier agreed to certain bad stipulations about not discussing the nature of homosexuality, which may jeopardize the chances before the Florida Supreme Court. Let's hope that Liberty Counsel is allowed to help in a big way. This is a case that should be won if done right.
As an aside, the Florida Constitution, unlike the Massachusetts Constitution, does not prohibit judges from striking down laws (although in Massachusetts that prohibition is widely ignored.)
We'll try to keep you up to date on what happens.