No. 95-4068.

680 So.2d 538 (1996)

Valerie MARADIE, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. John B. MARADIE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.

July 16, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael T. Webster, Shalimar; Kathryn D. Kendell and Alice Philipson of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA, for Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

E. Jane Brehany of Myrick, Davis & Brehany, Pensacola, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant.


Valerie Maradie appeals a final judgment of dissolution awarding primary residential custody of the parties' daughter to her former husband, John B. Maradie. She contends that the trial court erred in awarding custody to her former husband based on the court's taking judicial notice that "a homosexual environment is not a traditional home environment, and can adversely affect a child." Because the trial court...

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