The Republicans who lead the Florida Legislature could help their party and the state with a gesture that would be compassionate and practical: Repeal the ban on same-sex adoptions.
During arguments Tuesday before the Supreme Court on a challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia said that if the justices allow gays and lesbians to marry, states inevitably “must permit same-sex adoptions.” Charles Cooper, the lawyer representing supporters of the California law, had warned about “adverse consequences” of same-sex marriage. Which prompted Justice Scalia to offer that there is “considerable disagreement among sociologists” about the effect on children of having same-sex parents.
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