West Palm Beach votes in support of gay adoption

Florida is the only state in the country that doesn’t allow gay people to adopt – but the city commission of West Palm Beach took a stance against the ban by voting unanimously to support its repeal.

State representative Mary Brandenburg has co-sponsored a bill in the Florida legislature that would repeal the ban.

Lake Worth and Wilton Manors previously passed similar resolutions supporting the repeal.

“It seems to me absolutely unbelievable that 49 states in this country have seen fit to pass laws that allow same-sex adoption, and Florida is back in the dark ages on this,” West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel said. “The issue should be what’s in the best interest of the child.”