Sunday, February 21, 2010

Florida steps up its taxpayer-financed fight to stop gay woman from adopting

"Last week, the state stepped up its taxpayer-financed fight to prevent a South Florida woman from adopting one of her own relatives," writes Scott Maxwell. "It didn't matter to [Florida Governor] Charlie Crist's Department of Children and Family Services that the 1-year-old boy at the heart of the case is thriving in the home of his 34-year-old cousin, who he calls Mama. It didn't matter that everyone who studied the case — from a child psychologist to the state-appointed guardian ad litem — testified that staying with his Mama was in the best interest of the child. All Crist's DCF officials cared about was that Vanessa Alenier was gay. READ MORE

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