Wednesday night volunteers from across the state joined us for our first ADOPT EQUALITY phone bank. First timers and seasoned volunteers alike committed 2 hours and made hundreds of calls to Florida voters to ask where they stand on Florida's shameful adoption ban.
Right now, these conversations are crucial.
The Florida 2010 legislative session will begin in just a few short weeks and an appeals court ruling is expected any day on a Miami judge's ruling that Florida's anti-gay adoption ban is unconstitutional. Judge Cindy Lederman ruled in 2008 that there is "no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting" and that the law violates equal protection rights for the children and their prospective parents based solely on anti-gay prejudice.
No matter the decision, win or lose, we must prepare to fight.