Cindy Lederman

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    State Agency Will Not Appeal Ruling That Struck Down Gay Adoption Ban

    ​It's not clear whether or not Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead for good yet, but it seems the final clump of dirt has been shoveled on the grave of another bigoted, anti-homosexual government policy. The Florida Department of Children and Families has announced that they won't appeal a decision that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Scott Sends Out Rekers Flyer Attacking McCollum, Fails to Properly Credit New Times

    ​With some polls showing Rick Scott now more than ten points behind Bill McCollum in the Republican primary, the billionaire candidate has decided to pull out all the stops in the final days before the election. He has sent out an ad attacking McCollum for hiring now-disgraced George Rekers to tes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Bill McCollum Hired George Rekers Despite Strong Warnings From Staff

    McCollum (L) paid Rekers (R) $120,000 to testify against gay adoption.​Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is running for Governor as a Republican, has tried to distance himself from anti-gay activist George Rekers, but recently released emails show that McCollum hired Rekers as an expert witness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Dems Ask Bill McCollum to Pay Back $120K He Paid to George Rekers

    McCollum paid Rekers six figure to testify against gay adoption​The dominoes continue to fall after New Times exposed anti-gay activist and "researcher" Geroge Rekers's ten-day trip to Europe with a twinky, young male escort he met through The blow back has reached Attorney General Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Father and Sons in Miami-Dade Gay Adoption Case to Attend Obama's White House Easter Egg Hunt

    via Equality Florida​In 2008, Miami-Dade Judge Cindy Lederman's decision to allow openly gay father Frank Gill to adopt two brothers he had cared for as a foster parent challenged Florida's long standing gay adoption ban. The case is still working its way through appeals and may eventually overtur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Judge Approves Third Gay Adoption in South Florida Since 2008

    There's something wrong when ABC sitcoms are more progressive than Florida laws.​Another blow to Florida's gay adoption ban was served as the third adoption since 2008 by a gay parent was approved by a Miami-Dade judge. The ruling follows a decision by Monroe Circuit Judge David J. Audlin in Augus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez might have to increase property taxes to bolster the county's budget. [CBS4]Swine flu claimed a sixth life in Miami-Dade, a 53-year-old woman. There are now 716 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the county. [NBCMiami]Jim DeFede is none too pleased with Cindy Lederm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Cindy Lederman Is No Longer Head Judge in Charge at Children's Court

    For about a decade and a half, Cindy Lederman has been the top dog at Miami's Children's Court. She was never there to make friends, but she got things that mattered done. She helped establish a number of child welfare programs, and last fall, her ruling struck down Florida's gay adoption ban. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Court Orders Florida to Recognize Gay Adoptions From Other States

    Gay penguin dads from a book called "And Tango Makes Three" Miami-Dade Judge Cindy Lederman's ruling that overturned the gay adoption ban in Florida is still working its way through the court system, but yesterday another Florida judge handed down another ruling in favor of gay adoptive parents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    The Same People Who Brought You Amendment Two Gear Up For Gay Adoption Fight

    It's been a long time since we've heard from the folks at the Liberty Council, the religious right wing organization that played a huge role in Amendment Two -- the ban that threatens any recognition of homosexual commitment in Florida. Wonder what they're up to? Oh, doing everything in their power ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Mean Judge Reprimands Mean Judge

    ''Toothless, dead crack whore -- dead at age 19? Is that the destiny you're looking for?," is what Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Spencer Eig barked at a 15 year old defendant on Tuesday. The girl was in juvenile court after running away from a foster home where she claims she was abused.The chief juvenil ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of April 6, 2000

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of March 30, 2000

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    A Grande Arrest

    Sidebar to "Courting Disaster"

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Courting Disaster

    Judge Cindy Lederman, champion of justice and advocate extraordinaire, bends the rules on the bench