Tag Archives: Florida

A perfect Mother’s Day story: Meet the Aleniers

This is a wonderful post on the GLADD blog about the Aleniers, the Florida women who successfully adopted a little boy in the wake of last September’s appellate court decision. We need more stories like this to be spread to … Continue reading

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ACLU Florida creates Facebook page on adoption issue

The American Civil Liberties Union in Florida has created a page on Facebook as part of its campaign for the adoption issue. The page just passed 100 “likes,” and I hope it gains a lot more. Here is the link. … 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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7 ways to argue for the fairness of LGBT adoption rights

Participants in workshops being held statewide in Florida are learning ways to argue or speak persuasively about the issue of LGBT adoption.    Why is this important? Because people are more likely to believe and trust a friend, co-worker or … 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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Court’s ruling in favor of gay parents faces potential challenges

 A Florida appellate court ruling last September might have appeared to most people to have ended the state’s 33-year-old categorical ban on adoption by gays and lesbians. When the Department of Children and Families and Gov. Crist announced they wouldn’t … Continue reading

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