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Dennis Baxley on why he reversed his vote on gay adoption: ‘I simply can’t affirm homosexuality’

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Speaking to talk-show host Bill Bunkley on Tuesday afternoon, Ocala House Republican Dennis Baxley stood by his decision to reverse his vote on a bill that would provide incentives to state workers who adopt children from foster care — while also repealing part of state law that in the past banned same-sex couples from adopting. “If you get it wrong you need to own it and you need to seek forgiveness, and that’s where I’ve been with this,” Baxley told…

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Christian conservatives put faith in Senate after Florida House votes to repeal ban on gay adoption

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The conservative-leaning Florida House today voted to support an amendment to a bill that removes a ban on gay adoption from state law. The final vote was 68-50. The amendment is part of a larger bill that creates incentives for Floridians to adopt children in state care. The vote came despite a last hour pitch against it by a number of Christian conservatives like John Stemberger, who urged his members in a mass email to stop what he called the…

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