Florida Senate passes bill to remove gay adoption ban

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tallahassee – The Florida Senate passed the Adoption and Foster Care bill (CS/HB 7013) with a vote of 27-11 which strikes the outdated language that prohibited gay people from adopting in the state of Florida.

The ban has been obsolete and unenforced since 2010, when it was ruled unconstitutional. The move to scrub the gay adoption ban language is part of a larger adoption bill that provides adoption benefits to state employees and incentive payments to community-based care groups. Of the 20 pages of bill language, just a single line applies to deleting the ban on adoption by gays.

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