Florida’s gay adoption ban faces court challenge in Miami

A North Miami gay man has started a court fight to adopt two children he and his partner have cared for since 2004 through the state’s foster program.

According to MiamiHerald.com, Frank Martin Gill [pictured] took two half-brothers into his North Miami home in 2004 when a child abuse investigator asked for his help. It was supposed to be temporary, but that was years ago.

Now, a month after a Key West judge declared Florida’s gay adoption law unconstitutional in a separate but narrow case, Gill and a team of lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union will present a new challenge to Florida’s 31-year-old law that forbids gay people from adopting.


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