TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican dominated Florida House voted to remove language from law that bans gay adoption.
The vote Tuesday would bring adoption laws in line with current practice that allows gay people to adopt children.
A ban had been in place until 2010, when an appeals court ruled it was unconstitutional. Then Gov. Charlie Crist chose not to appeal the decision.
Still, Democratic House members said it was an important acknowledgement by their Republican colleagues that the language shouldn't be in law. House members approved an amendment to a larger bill that gets rid of the gay adoption ban. The full bill creates adoption incentives and is still waiting for a House vote.
Some conservative Republicans who oppose gay adoption voted against the amendment.