Senators approved Tuesday a bill promoting adoptions that has become a source of heated debate.
HB 7013, sponsored by Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, in the Senate, will create incentives for state employees who adopt. But it will also strike a ban on gay Floridians adopting.
The ban’s repeal is largely symbolic. A judge ruled the state’s ban unconstitutional five years ago, and gay parents have been adopting ever since.