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Sunday, 03 October 2010

SURVIVING THE PAST


South Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West, are leading gay tourist destinations. Yet, on a legislative level, Florida remains one of the most homophobic states in the country. This month on IN THE LIFE, we look at Florida's past and present struggles to overcome discrimination, and Liza with a Z speaks to The Lady In Question: Charles Busch.

Learn more about the people and organizations featured in this month on IN THE LIFE.
Episode Update: Martin Gill and Family

On September 22, 2010, The Third District Court of Appeals in Florida upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of Martin Gill, his partner and his two foster sons, agreeing that the state law banning adoption by gay people is unconstitutional. The opinion states, "Given a total ban on adoption by homosexual persons, one might expect that this reflected a legislative judgment that homosexual persons are, as a group, unfit to be parents. No one in this case has made, or even hinted at, any such argument."

The appellate ruling applies to the Gill family alone and does not overturn Florida's ban on gay adoption. The state has 30 days to decide whether to appeal to the State Supreme Court, where a ruling would constitute a statewide determination on the law.

10 comments:

  1. The conservative political environment of FL has always left me cold no matter how temperate the weather.

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  2. Florida has always struck me as one of most unfriendly places in these United States.

    I visit from time to time, but limit my stays. I find that no one that resides there likes the other race, yes racist.

    Many years ago Anita Bryant sang "Come to the Florida Sunshine Tree." Good luck! She later protest against homosexuals. But what really strikes me as strange even odd is that the gays including myself tend to flock there for various gay events.

    Lets pray that the same sex couples are allowed to keep their kids.

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  3. Stroking my chin on this one... I'm half floridian!

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  4. Thanks for this. I haven't watched that show in years!

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  5. BOSGUY - I FEEL CHILL ALL THE WAY HERE IN THE BAHAMAS.

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  6. CHET - A LOT OF BAHAMIANS LOVE THE PLACE...I FOR ONE DON'T CARE FOR IT TOO MUCH!

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  7. FUZZY - WELL YOU ARE NOT A TYPICAL FLORIDIAN SO...

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