As reported in The Palm Beach Post  Lake Worth City commissioners unanimously agreed  on Tuesday, March 2nd to pledge their support for a repeal of the Florida's ban on gay adoption.

"We don't think any other city has done this yet," said Commissioner Cara Jennings, who proposed the resolution.

The Lake Worth resolution was meant as a show of support for bills filed in Tallahassee by State Rep. Mary Brandenburg, D-Lake Worth, and state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, that would allow gay couples to adopt children.

"If they're qualified financially and they're qualified psychologically, then hats off to them," local resident Michael Case said, referring to gay couples.

"Kids need a home, and we're willing to give them a home just the same as straight people," resident Mouse Oehser said.

Lake Worth's civil rights ordinance already prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The resolution will be forwarded to mayors of other cities in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Commissioners and to all state legislators.

"I think it does matter and it can make a difference," Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill said.

 


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