Today, a Florida judge ruled that the state’s strict law banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman rejected the state’s arguments that there is “a supposed dark cloud hovering over homes of homosexuals and their children.” She noted that gay people are allowed to be foster parents, adding, “There is no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting.”
But, there are all sorts of irrational reasons. All rooted in hatred and fear that the gay germ will rub off, say, or that there is something inherently immoral about being gay that precludes them being parents.
No doubt we have not heard the end of this particular issue, but at least for the moment, we have a judge using the word "rational" correctly.