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Cynthia Battles Florida Adoption Law

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Emmy-winning Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon is lending her celebrity name and political activism to the effort to repeal Florida's ban on adoption by gays and lesbians.

The out actress will be at Miami Beach's Shore Club on Saturday to assist the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in its campaign to end the ban, which is the nation's only adoption prohibition that explicitly bars gays from adopting. Other states, like Arkansas, forbid unmarried people from adopting.

Nixon will be joined by Republican U.S. representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who also supports repealing the ban.

In 2008 a Miami judge ruled a gay father could continue to raise his foster children, and a decision is pending on the state's challenge of the Miami ruling in the third district court of appeals.

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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.