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June 11, 2009

Florida SCt rejects challenge to bar group's amicus brief on gay adoption ban

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, which earlier this year unanimously approved a request from the group's family law section to file an amicus brief in pending litigation challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s statewide gay adoption ban.  In the 5-2 decision, the state Supreme Court rejected a claim by the petitioner, the anti-gay group Liberty Counsel, that the bar's action violated the petitioner's First Amendment rights on the theory that the amicus brief was funded by compulsory dues.  The full opinion is available here.

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