After an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program — while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.
While people waited for word on the steps of the Supreme Court Wednesday, others waited by their computers and smart phones, eagerly checking Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates from the nation’s highest court on the fate of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
The NAACP has passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts “to codify discrimination or hatred into the law.”
Florida’s first lady of equality electrified a crowd of luminaries turning out to honor this feminist pioneer.