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Courting Florida's Gay Vote

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Making an early play for Florida's substantial gay vote, the leading Democratic contender for governor of the Sunshine State in 2010 criticized the state's ban on adoption by gays.

Alex Sink's comments were made at a Sunday fund-raiser in Fort Lauderdale for the group Equality Florida. The current chief financial officer of Florida backed away from expressly calling for a reversal of the state's ban on gay adoption -- the only explicit ban of its kind -- instead saying children should be allowed to be placed with gay parents if it serves their "best interest."

"We need a system in which all of our children are assured that they live in a healthy, loving home -- a home that's determined not by any law,'' Sink said, according to TheMiami Herald. The Republican front-runner for governor -- current attorney general Bill McCollum -- is supportive of the ban, and his office is currently defending it in court against a North Miami gay couple.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.