Same-sex couples in Florida may still struggle to adopt children through the state's foster care system despite the nationwide legalization of gay marriage. Even though the state overturned a ban on gay couples adopting in 2010, they may still face discrimination. They may not be prioritized, or case workers might find something that ostensibly shows they will not be fit parents when in fact they are biased against same-sex couples.
Florida readers may be interested to learn that a group of activists has filed a lawsuit challenging Mississippi's ban on adoptions by same-sex couples. The complaint was filed on Aug. 12, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned gay marriage bans nationwide.