News & Public Affairs01/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
A student at Boca Ciega High School lives a pretty normal life now, but it wasnât always that way. Devon Rismay spent 10 years bouncing around foster and group homes before finally finding a mom; and a talent.
Devon Rismay loves to sing the Blues. Itâs not surprising that the teenager picked a genre indicative of longing and sadness. Rismay was taken from his parents as a young boy in the Virgin Islands. He looked forward to be reunited with them, but that ...Be the first to comment
03/09/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Next week in Tallahassee, gay rights group on rallying in support of four separate bills in the Legislature that would end the anti-gay adoption ban and add the words "sexual orientation and gender identityâ to the stateâs existing civil rights laws.
The two bills filed by Democratic Sen. Nan Rich would allow gays to adopt, the other would leave it to judges to determine where to place children when both parents are dead.
Another bill is sponsored by Delray Beach Sen. Ted Deutch. Hi...Be the first to comment
11/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
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For more than 30 years, Florida has been the only state in the country that bans gay couples from adopting children. But that ban may soon be a thing of the past.
This morning in Miami, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge struck down the long-standing ban.
Robert Rosenwald is director of the LGBT Advocacy Project at the ACLU of Florida, and one of the attorneys working for the plaintiff in the case, Martin Gill. Rosenwald said heâs convinced this law is going to fall.
In her 53-page ...Be the first to comment