Florida Court Gives A Shit About Children

Via Jezebel (again), Anna North brings us this gem in the Florida struggle over adoptions by gay parents:

At the trial, those opposed to the ban offered evidence that “found no difference in the well-being of children raised by gay parents versus heterosexual parents.” Supporters of the ban called two expert witnesses, one of whom actually harmed their case by saying that adoptions by gay couples should be considered on a case-by-case basis, rather than banned across the board. Then there was Dr. George A. Rekers, whose work has been criticized as riddled with “errors in scientific methodology and reporting.” Oh, and there’s this:

The court did not comment on the fact that Dr. Rekers, who was paid $120,000 for his work in the case, has since been enmeshed in a scandal after he was discovered to have taken a 10-day trip to Europe with a young man who advertised sexual services on a site for gay escorts.

Let’s go over this again.

The side defending Family Values over finding welcoming families for needy children brings two expert witnesses. One of them says adoptions by gay families should be assessed case-by-case (as opposed to straight couples adopting?), and the other is George Rekers.

Yes, THAT George Rekers. The one who needs a nice young man to help him “lift his luggage.”

Are they even trying anymore? They don’t have anything better to throw at us than THAT? It’s so pathetic it’s practically an insult to our intelligence.