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Charlie Crist To Consider Dropping Gay Adoption Lawsuit

Jim Burroway

September 14th, 2010

The Palm Beach Post reports that Florida Governor and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate Charlie Crist is considering dropping a lawsuit challenging a gay couple’s adoption of two foster children that is now on appeal:

“I think we need to review that. My comments really reflect that it’s better to have more of the judicial branch involved in this process. I think that most who follow the judiciary recognize that what’s in the ‘best interest of the child’ is what should be paramount in these kinds of decisions. That’s what I believe and I think that’s what will be the best for them,” Crist, the independent candidate in the three-way race for U.S. Senate, told reporters.

This comes on the heals of last weekend’s revelation that Gov. Crist will back a large number of LGBT equality measures, excluding marriage.

The lawsuit, re the Adoption of John and James Doe, is now before a state appeals court, which is expected to issue a decision at any time. That lawsuit has already caused no end of grief to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who losthis bid for the GOP’s nomination for U.S. Senate. That loss that is partly attributable to controversy surrounding his hiring of George Rekers to serve as an “expert witness” to defend the state’s ban on gay couples adopting children. Rekers was later exposed as a customer of a rentboy while on vacation in Europe. McCullum authorised payment of $120,000 for Rekers’ testimony, which was ultimately dismissed by the trial judge as “motivated by his strong ideological and theological convictions that are not consistent with the science.”

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Emily K
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

maybe he’s mulling over coming out soon, and decided while he has some sort of power to finally stop using it to quash his own equality.

TampaZeke
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Yeah, when he ran against Davis he sent out mailers accusing Davis of not supporting families and didn’t care about the welfare of children because he was against the adoption ban. He also attacked him for not coming out in favor of the marriage, civil unions, domestic partnership, or anything else constitutional ban.

Charlie is a opportunistic scumbag who will not get my vote, Rubio be damned. Who knows where he’ll stand tomorrow or next week? It depends on how the wind blows on any given day.

And Emily, at this point, I hope he never comes out. America’s starting to get the message that gay people are all deceitful, conniving, selfish scumbags due to all of the deceitful, conniving, selfish scumbags who have come out lately.

Timothy Kincaid
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

America’s starting to get the message that gay people are all deceitful, conniving, selfish scumbags due to all of the deceitful, conniving, selfish scumbags who have come out lately.

You make a good point. But perhaps if some start admitting just how the closet made them deceitful, conniving, selfish scumbags and that coming out has changed their life for the better then perhaps it could be a positive.

I think that most folks would agree that both Jim McGreevey and Roy Ashburn are better people now.

customartist
September 16th, 2010 | LINK

After all, it is difficult to stand with ones feet on opposing sides of a fence.

Timothy Kincaid
September 16th, 2010 | LINK

customartist,

I refuse to speculate on whether Crist would actually enjoy straddling a fencepost.

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