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Florida AG Requested Rekers Testimony

Florida AG Requested Rekers Testimony


George Alan Rekers's credentials as an expert witness defending Florida's ban on adoption by gay people were unmatched, Florida attorney general Bill McCollum (pictured) wrote in a 2007 memo to a state agency.

"Our attorneys handling this case have searched long and hard for other expert witnesses with comparable expertise to Dr. Rekers and have been unable to identify any who would be available for this case," McCollum wrote in a letter to Florida Department of Children and Families secretary Bob Butterworth obtained by The Miami Herald.

In 2008, Rekers testified in a lawsuit challenging Florida's ban on gay couples adopting children. A judge in the case called his testimony neither"credible nor worthy of forming the basis of public policy," an assertion that McCollum vigorously denied.

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