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A Florida Appellate Court Holds That Florida Must Honor Second-Parent Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

A Florida Appellate Court Holds That Florida Must Honor Second-Parent Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

May 13, 2009

On May 13, 2009, a Florida Court of Appeal unanimously reversed a lower court ruling and held that Florida must give full faith and credit to adoptions granted to same-sex couples by other states, holding that Lara Embry, the plaintiff in the case, “must be given the same rights as any other adoptive parent in Florida.”

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