Gov. Crist says Florida will not enforce gay adoption ban after appeals court ruling Bob Shackelford TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Gov. Charlie Crist said today the state will stop enforcing its legal ban on adoption by gay couples while deciding whether to seek a Florida Supreme Court review of an appeals court ruling against the statute. "I'm very pleased with the ruling," Crist told reporters. "We are going to immediately stop enforcing the ban on those adoptions because a district court has statewide application. As it relates to potential appeal, I'd like some time to give it some thought and see what the plaintiffs might deem appropriate." A three-judge panel in South Florida upheld a circuit court ruling that struck down the state's ban on adoption by gay couples. Opponents of gay adoption have vowed to fight to reinstate the law, while even some proponents of adoption by homosexual couples have said a final clarification is needed to cement their victory from the lower courts. Gov. Crist says Florida will not enforce gay adoption ban after appeals court ruling | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 News Still not voting for the guy, but he's correct on this one.