Florida allows third gay adoption

A finalized adoption makes a lesbian mother one of three only gay adoptive parents in the state.
Florida has banned adoption by gay parents since 1977. (courtesy of wwp.greenwichmeantime.com)

MIAMI—A finalized adoption makes a lesbian mother one of three only gay adoptive parents in the state.

Despite admitting her sexuality on a state adoption form, Vanessa Alenier’s adoption of a relative was legalized today by Miami-Dade Court Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia.

In a copy of her orders, Sampedro-Iglesia’s said “there is no rational connection between sexual orientation and what is or is not in the best interest of a child.”

Florida has maintained a ban on gay adoption since 1977. However, current appeals are challenging the constitutionality of this ban.

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