Skip to comments.Miami Judge Rules Against Florida Gay Adoption Ban
Posted on 11/25/2008 11:11:11 AM PST by steve-b
Florida's strict law banning adoption of children by gay people was found unconstitutional Tuesday by a state judge who declared there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old law violates equal protection rights for the children and their prospective gay parents, rejecting the state's arguments that there is "a supposed dark cloud hovering over homes of homosexuals and their children." She also noted that gay people are allowed to be foster parents in Florida....
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Amazing. Legislating from the bench. They need to impeach this idiot.
When we will start hanging these jackals in black robes? How DARE this prick legislate!
And Sandra Day says we are wrong to criticize judges?
We are wrong for not kicking hell out of judges like this turd.
We elect judges in this state............
“Miami Judge Rules Against Florida Gay Adoption Ban”
A judge rules AGAINST gays???? OMG!!!!
never mind, I misunderstood the headline.
These damn judges think they rule us.
Then de-elect it.
Waddya mean 'think'?
They order, we obey. Sounds like 'rule' to me.
Ten years from now it will be ruled that pedophiles can adopt.
Does this mean if I get (s)elected to the bench, I can rule however I please on laws to suit my personal agenda ? If so, I got a $hitload of things that need changing tout de suite.
Cindy sounds so “gay” herself.
I don’t like the way that gay couples rear kids.
Cindy is on the right and her "very close friend" is on the left in this picture.
If this is appealed the Florida Supreme Court will get a crack at it soon, and may actually uphold the ban.
Judges have a 95% re-reelection rate IIRC....
GADS!...GAAAK!....Not Even if I were gay...........
The sad truth is most legislators are more than happy to have the judges do the tough jobs for them. That is why you don’t see more impeachments...
This sounds like a case where the judge has ruled that the state law in not based in logic (at least in her view and some of the expert witnesses) and thus not valid. It would seem to me in adoption cases, the state has loco parentis rights and, in the judgment of the legislature and executive branch, these children are best raised with heterosexual parents. With this reasoning, a judge can supplant any parental decision based on the court’s interpretation of what is in the child’s interest. It would seem to me that a state can pass laws based on “because we want to” and not have to scientifically justify each law.
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