Child Abuse

September 2001
New Republic;9/17/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 12, p11
Focuses on a legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Curtis Peterson in Florida in 1977, which prohibits gays and lesbians from adopting children. Background on the 1977 law, which was upheld in a 2001 ruling made by U.S. District Court judge Lawrence King; Rejection of state's first argument by King that the law expresses moral disapproval of homosexuality; Contention that there is no evidence to support the belief it is in a child's best interest to be raised in a two-gender family; Information on how homosexuals are allowed to serve as foster parents in Florida; Public response to the court's ruling.


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