Florida court overturns state ban on gay adoptions

 BBC News

A Florida court has overturned the state’s ban on gay adoption, the only one of its kind in the US.

Governor Charlie Crist said Florida would immediately cease enforcing the 33-year-old ban.

Appeals court judges found "no rational basis" for the ban. The case was brought by a gay couple seeking to adopt two brothers they had fostered.

The state has 30 days to decide whether to appeal. Ban backers argue children need both a mother and a father.

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