Tuesday, August 05, 2008

FL: Log Cabin praises Republican's remarks against state's "amendment 2" regarding same-sex unions

Log Cabin Republicans have advised readers that Florida has its own “Amendment 2” (recalling the notorious measure in Colorado in the 1990s, to be overruled in Romer v. Evans). This time, the “amendment” would ban state recognition of same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships.

LCR has also praised Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for speaking out against the proposed amendment, in a press release dated July 28, here.

The Miami Herald has a photo blog of the event for the Congressman’s remarks (“Steve Rothaus’ Gay South Florida”, here.)

Florida is also notorious in prohibiting gays and lesbians from adopting children, as Rosie O’Donnell has publicized. For example, see the gay.com story by Ann Rostow, “Court upholds Florida gay adoption ban”, Jan. 29, 2004, link here, on the 11th Circuit’s 2004 ruling. Strangely in that ruling, Judge Stanley Birch had ruled “that Lawrence [v. Texas] did not articulate a "fundamental" right to personal and sexual autonomy for same-sex couples.”

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