Every little step

November 27, 2008 at 12:34 am Leave a comment

November has been a roller-coaster month for the Americans, possibly more so for its homosexual population. During the presidential election week, LGBT rights took a beating in three states. While new lobbying strategies and appeals are in process, out in Miami-Dade county in Florida state, on Tuesday, Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman gave a brilliant judgement systematically demolishing the 30-year ban on homosexuals not being allowed to adopt children as being unconstitutional, and being bad policy. Her Honour follows in the brave footsteps of Monroe Circuit Judge David John Audlin Jr. who, in August, had ruled against the ban, who eviscerated long standing case law, but the state chose not to appeal and so that ruling did not set precedent.

Her Honour’s judgment can be read here -the good stuff starts at page 38-and is based on good law, or at least good practice, in the emotionally charged field of Family Law. I haven’t read the complete ruling yet but what I, and many others, are hoping is that the Supreme Court will not chicken out deny leave to appeal, as they have done on previous occasions, and to either affirm or overrule Lederman’s decision.

Until then, one family’s fight to be together is won.


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