Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crist says he's reviewing gay-adoption ban

Orlando Sentinel
September 14, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist is reviewing whether the state should drop a lawsuit that seeks to uphold the state's ban on gay couples adopting children.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman threw out the ban in January 2008 in the case of Martin Gill, a gay man who adopted two boys, but the decision is being appealed by the state Department of Children of Families.

A decision on that appeal from the 3rd District Court of Appeal is pending, but Crist, who has said recently that he doesn't support the ban, acknowledged Tuesday that he is reviewing the appeal.