The general consensus among politicians and child-welfare advocates is that every child deserves to grow up in a loving home. However, some lawmakers are taking steps to impede or deny those in the LGBT community who wish to adopt. This is done even when it could prevent a child from leaving foster care and joining a loving home willing to care for that child.
Same-sex couples have been legally able to marry in Florida since January 2015, which was five months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that all state laws banning gay marriage were unconstitutional. Many hoped that this decision would finally put an end to the legislative and judicial bickering on this subject, but a number of child custody and adoption cases involving same-sex couples have demonstrated that the law in this area is far from settled.
Floridians may be interested in learning that hip hop star Fetty Wap may have to submit to paternity testing and be ordered to pay child support. Former reality star Masika Kalysha of "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" fame has filed a motion for paternity testing and child support.