Florida (finally) does it for the children

Now that Florida's 33-year-old adoption ban will soon be a thing of the past, the state is finally beginning to do what anti-gay leaders can't: protect the children.

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First Coast churches stepping up in gay rights movement

Valerie Williams has a passion for preaching the Christian gospel and the right of gays and lesbians to marry and live free of discrimination.

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NOM seeks to influence November elections

The anti-marriage equality National Organization for Marriage filed federal court lawsuits in Florida, New York and Rhode Island challenging the states’ campaign finance laws.

The organization has cited the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment to void restrictions on political advertising and campaign-finance disclosure laws in the three states.

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New York Times: Victory for Families

A state appeals court in Florida toppled a monument to bigotry last week, declaring unconstitutional a 33-year-old state law that prohibited gay people from adopting children.

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Wyoming and nine other states file anti-gay Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Appeal

Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.

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A loving home, at last

Miami Herald Editorial Board: "It took 33 years, much sacrifice and many tears but, finally, Florida's ban on gay men and lesbians adopting children has been exposed for what it is: discrimination."

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Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Wednesday afternoon he will cease enforcing the state's 33-year-old gay adoption law, which was declared unconstitutional by a Miami appeals court Wednesday morning.

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Florida child welfare agency won’t take gay man’s kids

The head of the state child welfare agency said a gay man won't lose his two children even if the courts uphold the state's ban on gay adoptions.

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Miami Herald: Gay rights a matter of equal rights

The Miami Herald editorial board discusses Florida's anti-gay adoption law: "Florida's ban on gay adoptions is more than discriminatory. It's also inhumane. Hundreds of Florida children are in foster care hoping to be adopted. Good people are eager to become parents -- but denied that right simply because they are gay."

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St. Petersburg takes step forward on benefits for same-sex couples

The editorial board of the St. Petersburg Times applauds the city for its moves to extend health protections to the partners of rank-and-file police officers.

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