Following a ruling last month by a Florida judge Cindy Lederman that the state’s ban on gay and lesbian adoptions is unconstitutional, a new poll shows the majority of voters side with the judge. 55% of those surveyed in a new Quinnipiac poll support a repeal of the law. It’s expected that the state will appeal to the Florida Supreme Court to overturn Lederman’s decision.
“Florida is currently the only American state that expressly bans all gays and lesbians from adopting.
The state does allow them to foster parent.
A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,370 Floridians found 39% in favour of the ban.
The poll sample was split on gay marriage. 31% opposed any legal recognition, 27% backed gay marriage and 35% approved of civil unions.
A national survey commissioned by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of 2,008 US adults in November found 69% oppose laws that would ban qualified gay and lesbian couples from adopting children.”