Category Archives: marriage

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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More same-sex couples adopting across country

What would progressive-minded people do without the New York Times? This great newspaper doesn’t shy away from stories that probe deeply and reflect how our country and world are changing.  The news columns are filled with stories about minorities, the poor, … Continue reading

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Congressman introduces bill to prevent discrimination

A  proposed bill to prevent states from restricting adoption by LGBT people may go nowhere in the U.S. Congress because of a lack of Republican support in the House of Representatives, but it’s a significant and symbolic step. See story … Continue reading

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Story provides overview of adoption struggles throughout U.S.

This story provides a comprehensive look at the recent developments in the adoption issue across the country, including what’s happened recently in Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona. Representatives of the Family Equality Council and the Human Rights Campaign talk about the … Continue reading

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Arizona, Virginia tell LGBT parents we are not worthy

Wow. You might think that Florida is becoming one of the more progressive states, given the LGBT-unfriendly developments in Virginia and Arizona this week. This story reports the latest bad news from our sister states. A progressive idea in Virginia … 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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Religion interferes with best judgment of potential parents

photo © 2005 Sharat Ganapati | more info (via: Wylio) Two other states are grappling with issues related to LGBT parents’ ability to adopt, and it’s interesting to note how religion plays into the debates. As is the issue with … Continue reading

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‘Pro-family’ group wants you to eat at Chick-Fil-A

The American Family Association, which defines families as though we were living in 1954, has created a You Tube commercial promoting Chick-Fil-A to rebuff the growing boycott movement against the fast-food restaurant chain. The commercial makes it seem as though … 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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Author Marc Adams to speak in Ocala Tuesday

Marc Adams was born in a highly religious, evangelical family and his journey toward self-acceptance as a gay man was long and challenging. He has told his story to many people, including in such books as “It’s Not About You: … Continue reading

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