Monday, April 5, 2010

White House Invites Family In Florida Gay Adoption Ban Case to Easter Egg Roll

"Gay Family At Center Of Florida Ban On Gay Adoption Attends 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll"
04- 5-10

"A North Miami family at the center of a historic court case about Florida's ban on gay adoptions is attending the White House Easter Egg Roll today.

Frank Martin Gill, his partner, and their three children were invited by the White House to participate in the tradition.

For more than five years, Gill and his partner have raised two half brothers who were taken from their abusive birth parents. A Florida judge approved the couple's 2008 adoption of the brothers, ruling that Florida's ban on gay adoptions was unconstitutional. But the state appealed that decision and the family is awaiting a ruling from Florida's Third Court of Appeals...

Florida's 1977 law against gay adoptions is only law in the country that is an outright bans gay and lesbian parents from adopting, according to The Advocate.

In 2009, the White House sent tickets to the event to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered families. More than 100 gay families were expected to attend last year."

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