|CFC calls decision striking down law protecting orphaned children from homosexual adoption "a tragic miscarriage of justice."|
|Current law promotes the interests of children; judge's decision allowing homosexual adoption harms children!|
The Christian Family Coalition called a rogue judge's decision striking down Florida's 1977 law protecting orphaned children from homosexual adoption a tragic miscarriage of justice. In her decision, the Miami-Dade circuit judge issued a 53-page order stating that children have a "fundamental right" to be raised in a permanent adoptive home, if they cannot be reunited with their birth parents.
"Judge Lederman is right, orphaned children do have a "fundamental right" to be raised in a permanent adoptive home, if they cannot be reunited with their birth parents; but that home should have both a MOTHER and a FATHER," stated Anthony Verdugo, Founder and Executive Director, Christian Family Coalition. "In fact, the challenged statute promotes the interest of children by giving the best opportunity they will ever have to be raised in a stable environment. Judge Lederman's rogue ruling, on the other hand, harms children."
In 2004, a federal appeals court upheld Florida’s ban on gay adoption. In a written ruling, the court rejected a challenge by four gay men to the law.
“We exercise great caution when asked to take sides in an ongoing public policy debate, such as the current one over the compatibility of homosexual conduct with the duties of adoptive parenthood,” wrote Judge Stanley Birch.
“The state of Florida has made the determination that it is not in the best interests of its displaced children to be adopted by individuals who ‘engage in current, voluntary homosexual activity’ and we have found nothing in the Constitution that forbids this policy judgment.”
The following year, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision by declining to hear an appeal. Attempts to repeal the law have failed several times in the legislature.
The Christian Family Coalition applauds the the Florida Attorney General's office for appealing this decision and promises to do everything in its power to protect current law.
|Category: Homosexual Agenda|
|Tags: Homosexual Adoption Ruling|