Category Archives: Florida politics

Moving onto a new blog

I’m sorry to have ignored this blog for a few years, mostly because adoption by LGBT parents in Florida has continued to be legal and without challenge either through the courts or by the Legislature. As I reach the project phase … Continue reading

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Trib looks at growing number of adoptions by LGBT people

This is the first story I’ve seen in the media, whether mainstream or alternative, to assess the impact of the appellate court decision since it was made last September. It’s pretty much localized to the Tampa area, but it’s interesting … Continue reading

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You Tube video takes on Huckabee’s position on adoption

There is no limit to the sarcasm in this biting You Tube video about Mike Huckabee and  his position on gay adoption. Huckabee scares me as a potential presidential candidate (although he won’t say anything that definite about running) because … Continue reading

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Are adoption opponents cooling heels until 2012?

Vicki Nantz  As the Florida’s legislative session nears its end May 6, there has been no movement toward usurping last fall’s appellate court decision allowing LGBT individuals to adopt children. So far, so good, right? Some political observers such as … Continue reading

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‘In Anita’s Wake’ now can be seen on You Tube

Thanks to the Internet and You Tube, everyone can watch Vicki Nantz’ wonderful documentary, “In Anita’s Wake: The Irrational War on Florida’s Gay Families.” The documentary has been posted in four parts on You Tube. The first part is above, … Continue reading

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ACLU brings media training, film to Jacksonville

The ACLU is bringing its resources and expertise to Northeast Florida this  coming weekend in its ongoing effort to be sure the right to adopt and foster for LGBT people is maintained in this state. I highly recommend the GLAAD … Continue reading

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Could bias toward single moms influence votes on adoption?

photo © 2008 Chris Willis | more info (via: Wylio) Twenty years ago, a fictional TV sitcom character named Murphy Brown was decried by conservatives because she had a baby without a husband — “out of wedlock” was the quaint … Continue reading

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New films underscore possible threat against court decision

Orlando filmmaker and activist Vicki Nantz has updated her documentary from last summer, “In Anita’s Wake: The Irrational War on Florida’s Gay Families,” to reflect the new political reality created by the November elections.  It appears that newly elected Gov. … Continue reading

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Gay rights issues drive turnout for specific groups of voters

photo © 2008 Kristin Ausk | more info (via: Wylio)An independent Quinnipiac (KIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll in January 2009 found a solid majority of Floridians (55 percent) opposing the state law that had long prevented gays and lesbians from adopting children … Continue reading

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ACLU paves path to adoption by gay man

  If it weren’t for the convictions of Miami resident Martin Gill, the 1977 Florida law banning adoptions by gays and lesbians would not been overturned by an appellate court in September 2010. Florida had the dubious distinction of being … Continue reading

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