Last week, things looked a lot different for aspiring gay and lesbian parents in Florida, where a ban on adoption by gay couples has been in place since the 1970s. But after 13 months, the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami struck down the ban, saying it was unconstitutional. One of the people rejoicing today is former television anchor Charles Perez, who joined us last week to talk about the ban.
Perez says the state's arguments for maintaining the ban ran up against two gay fathers and their two kids, who were undeniably a loving, functioning family. Along with working on a book, “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman,” Perez has written a piece about the decision for the Advocate.