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Gov. Scott signs bill officially repealing ban on gay adoptions

Gov. Scott signs bill officially repealing ban on gay adoptions

A nearly four-decade-old law banning gays from adopting children, which hasn't been enforced in five years, will come off Florida's books July 1, but Gov. Rick Scott still wants private, religious-based adoption agencies to be able to turn gay couples away. Scott signed a bill Thursday that removes the adoption ban enacted in the days when entertainer Anita Bryant crusaded against gays. It is part of a larger bill that promotes adoption, and striking the language simply reflects reality after a judge found the ban unconstitutional five years ago. "This is incredibly personal for me because I was just a young man when Anita Bryant was pursuing her actions against the gay...

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