Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Banning gay adoption is unconstitutional

A judge ruled yesterday that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting.Florida was the only state with an outright ban on gay adoption.

Meanwhile the Parliament of the small country of Burundi in Eastern Africa has criminalized homosexuality. The legislation – which makes homosexual activity punishable with two years' jail – is now expected to be approved by the senate.

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