New Poll Shows Floridians Against Gay Adoption Ban

martin_gillFollowing 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.

UK Gay News reports:

“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.”