Thursday, November 27, 2008

Florida Gay Adopton Ban: Maybe Unconstitutional?

I know I should be more exited about the news that a judge in Florida ruled its archaic, thirty-year old gay adoption ban unconstitutional. But this case still needs to go to the Florida Supreme Court, so it's not over yet.

I'm more closely concerned about what's going to happen in California. If the Court rules against gays, then the next step is getting a repeal on the ballot in 2010. But a YES on repeal is going to be harder to achieve than the YES on 8 (always harder to repeal). Unless the campaign is well organized and well funded (and even if it is), it's going to be a tough fight.

I'm also more interested in the case wending it's way to the court in Iowa. I lived in Iowa. It's hard to believe that gays in Iowa would be able to get married before those in New York City or San Francisco. But I suppose anything's possible.

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