Judge overturns Florida ban on adoption by gays

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    A step in the right direction for sure.

    I wonder if this case will escalate to a higher court (or can it?).
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    seems to be a trend lately since the outrage over prop 8.....

    lets hope the wave continues.
     
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    IIRC, doesn't the flow go from State Circuit Court -> State Supreme Court -> US District Court -> Circuit Court of Appeals -> SCOTUS?

    Either way, it could be appealed to the State Supreme Court. I'm not sure of the flow after that on its way up to SCOTUS.

    BL.
     
  5. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    So we can't adopt... WTF... I'm gay and I don't believe in gay marriage. Mainly because marriage is a religious thing, so why do something that against someone's religion? What ever, I believe God can care less who I love and who you love...

    But on the subject here... That's all I want, is to someday know that I can adopt a child or two. There's so many kids that could use a good home and so many good possible parents out there...
     
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    Marriage is not a religious thing, not LEGAL marriage. They are two seperate things.
     
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    No. There was a ban on gay adoption but now the judge lifted that ban. Florida gays can now adopt.
     
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    Oh, I read wrong :eek:

    Thanks, for clearing it up! Happy day :)
     
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    that's too bad, I don't care what two consenting adults want to do, but they shouldn't be allowed to adopt and bring children into it.
     
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    Sweet justice for those who want to adopt. It's been a long time coming in Florida

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  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What?

    And bring them into what? a loving, caring, nurturing environment? Oh god forbid!:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, because living in an orphanage with 20 other kids and not getting the proper attention and care is a much better alternative :rolleyes:

    Or better yet, let's give free abortions to everyone so there are no kids to adopt. I bet that's an even better alternative
     
  14. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Well spoken my friend, well spoken...
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Since this was a Florida appellate court, the next court in line is the Florida Supreme Court, and the US Supreme Court would be next, but only if there is a federal question.

    If the current judge decided her case based on the Florida Constitution, then the road ends at the Florida Supreme Court.
    Yes we've had this discussion ad nauseam.

    Let me see if I can speed up the process:

    You say: Gay couples will somehow mess up the children forever (make them gay, confuse them, etc).

    Someone else says: Repeated studies show that children raised by gay couples do just as well (actually marginally better) compared to those raised by straight couples, and that children only really need love.

    You say: gays with children is unnatural because that's not how god wanted it.

    Someone else says: Infertile couples can have children, and what difference does it make as long as the child gets love and attention?

    You say: Infertile couples aren't as "unnatural" as gays because they only have a problem with their plumbing, and that they still form the basic household unit.

    Someone else says: What about single moms/dads?

    You say: Bottom line, gays should not be allowed to have kids

    OMG did I just finish the thread all on my own? :D
     
  16. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Great, now what are we supposed to talk about!
     
  17. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    I suppose the children of straight parents who (one of them) have realized they are gay should be taken away from the mom/dad then.:rolleyes:

    I hope you never become a politician.
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Why not? Scared it might make more gays?

    It won't by the way. If that's how things worked we'd all be straight.
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    So how's the weather? :p
    Clearly the choice only flows in one direction.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's about damn time! It's legal just about everywhere else.
     
  21. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Except Arkansas. :rolleyes::(

    Take one step forward, two steps back.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If you're gay and live in Arkansas, I have to question your sanity. ;)
     
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    Your right I'd much rather them be adopted by you...
     

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