January 14, 2005
These days there don't seem to be too many victories for conservatives in the culture war.
But a few days ago there was a big one.
The United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal by four men who had challenged Florida's ban on adoption by homosexual couples.
Florida is the only state with a blanket law prohibiting homosexuals from adopting children.
The court was told other states may now feel free to adopt similar bans.
The court refused to hear the case so we don't know what individual justices might have thought and we can be sure other cases will be brought before the court as the gay-rights movement continues its efforts to full legitimacy.
Gay rights advocates contended that children are better off with two adults of the same sex than they are in orphanages.
But this isn't solely about that issue.
It is about tearing down every cultural impediment and law upholding what used to be called the traditional family.
Divorce is tearing down one wall and same-sex marriage another.
The court let the adoption wall stand...for now.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.