USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

Authors

Melissa Cusack

First Advisor

Raymond 0. Arsenault, Ph.D. Professor of History

Second Advisor

Jessica Cabness, D.S.W. Assistant Professor of Social Work

Third Advisor

M Doering, Esq. Staff Attorney for National Center for Lesbian Rights

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

2012-04-05

Publication Date

2005

Date Issued

2005-04-29

Abstract

Nearly thirty years ago the state of Florida launched a campaign against homosexual adoptions. What began in Miami with a public debate over a referendum to make discrimination based on sexual orientation unlawful ended with a community divided and a welfare system taxed even further. "In 1977, Florida became the first state to statutorily ban adoption by gay or lesbian adults by enacting the homosexual adoption provision. Currently, it is the only state with such a prohibition."

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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