Ironically, it's the courts, and Republican appointed judges, who are advancing gay rights.
There is no rational reason to prohibit all homosexuals from adopting children, a Florida appeals court said on Wednesday in a ruling that upheld a gay man's adoption of two young boys.http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68L4R620100922
Florida was the only remaining U.S. state to expressly ban adoption by gay men and women, and state officials said after the court ruling the ban would no longer be enforced. They have 30 days to decide whether to appeal to the Florida Supreme Court.
More irony? President Obama files appeals to reverse pro gay rulings. Republican governors? Not so much.