Another Florida judge has issued a ruling that the state’s law that bans adoptions by homosexuals is unconstitutional and unenforceable:
Describing the state statute as unconstitutional on its face, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia finalized the boy’s adoption by attorney Vanessa Alenier, 34, earlier this month, the newspaper reports. She and her longtime partner, Melanie Leon, 31, have raised the boy, who is a relative of Alenier’s, from infancy with her extended family’s blessing after he was removed from his original home by child welfare workers.
“There is no rational connection between sexual orientation and what is or is not in the best interest of a child,” says Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia in a written order. “The child is happy and thriving” in Alenier’s care and “the only way to give this child permanency … is to allow him to be adopted” by her. (source)
More coverage from the Miami New Times.