From the newspaper's editorial board: "The deal between Florida and Mr. Rekers would be scandalous even if the psychologist weren't a world-class hypocrite.
"The state paid Mr. Rekers more than $120,000 to testify against a challenge to the adoption ban from a gay man seeking to adopt two young brothers he has raised as a foster parent. Mr. Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist, was hired on Mr. McCollum's recommendation in 2007 — three years after a judge in Arkansas found his testimony in a similar case to be worthless.
"The judge in the Florida case, Cindy Lederman, wound up declaring the state's gay adoption ban unconstitutional. In her ruling, Ms. Lederman wrote that Mr. Rekers' testimony was neither 'credible nor worthy of forming the basis for public policy.' Yet the attorney general's office appealed the ruling. Incredible."