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Florida AG Bill McCollum: I Won't Be Appealing Overturn Of Adoption Ban

He let the clock run down to the wire, but Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced today that he won't be appealing the recent overturn on gay adoption. McCollum had until 5pm today to file his appeal and still gets manages to get in an anti-gay shot with his statement.
"The constitutionality of the Florida law banning adoption by homosexuals is a divisive matter of great public interest. As such, the final determination should rest with the Florida Supreme Court, not a lower appellate court. But after reviewing the merits of independently seeking Supreme Court review, following the decision of our client the Department of Children and Families not to appeal the decision of the Third District Court of Appeal, it is clear that this is not the right case to take to the Supreme Court for its determination. No doubt someday a more suitable case will give the Supreme Court the opportunity to uphold the constitutionality of this law."
RELATED: McCollum's candidacy for governor of Florida was severely damaged by the revelation that he'd paid male prostitute patron Dr. George Rekers over $130,000 to testify in the above-cited case. Teabagger and Medicare fraudster Rick Scott ended up winning the GOP nomination.

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