The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a challenge to Florida's law against gay adoption, passing up a chance to elaborate on its landmark 2003 gay rights case, Lawrence v. Texas. Without comment, the Court let stand a 2004 decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the Florida gay-adoption ban, the only law of its kind nationwide. The 11th Circuit ruling also criticized the reasoning of Lawrence, which struck down state sodomy laws.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Gay-Adoption Case
January 11, 2005