Frank Martin Gill, an openly gay man in Florida who is the foster parent of two young boys, said he would be "devastated" if the state removed the children from his care. Gill's attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of a Florida law banning adoptions by gay parents. At a hearing Wednesday before a state appeals court, the state allowed it was best for the boys to be with Gill, but maintained that gays as a group can be excluded based on higher rates of domestic violence, psychiatric disorders and breakups.
In Fla. Adoption Case, State Argues Gays Prone to Mental Illness, Breakups
Daily Business Review
August 27, 2009