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Obstacles to same-sex adoption in Florida

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.

U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex adoption case

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.

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