Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gay adoption

In 1977, Florida’s Miami-Dade County passed a city ordinance protecting gay and lesbian citizens from discrimination. The law, remarkably progressive for its time, prompted Anita Bryant’s Save Our Children Campaign, one of the most virulently anti-gay crusades the country had ever witnessed. The clash between a gay-friendly beach community and the state’s religious conservatives foreshadowed a cultural divide that would widen in the coming decades.

IN THE LIFE travels to Florida to speak with Martin Gill, a foster father whose case is challenging Florida’s ban on gay adoptions, meet with openly gay Mayor Craig Lowe, and learn about the struggle toward legislative equality in the Sunshine State.

Watch IN THE LIFE's story here.

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1 comment:

Jim said...

I lived thru the Anita Bryant witch hunts in Ft. Lauderdale in the 70's. It was NOT a pleasant time. I haven't had a drop of orange juice since.