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...er turned or declared unconstitutional, all of which failed. However, on Wednesday September 22, 2010 the state of Florida overturned then ban on gay adoptions. The ruling was due to an appeal to a decision made in 2008 by the Department of Children and Families which asked the judges to deeply consider the evidence of what was considered to be risk factors among potential gay parents. Such risk “included more sexual activity by children of gay parents and more incidents of teasing and bullying suffered by children from gay households.” (refer 24) The appeals panel stated that the evidence gathered by the state did not support those claims and they were not valid from a scientific stand point. As a result, the law was stuck down, and with immediate effect gays and lesbians were now allowed to adopt children; and so a thirty three year old law was done away with.
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