Published: Oct 22, 2010 8:59 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 6:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's attorney general has decided against appealing a court ruling that overturned the state's gay adoption ban.

Attorney General Bill McCollum waited until Friday, the deadline to announce he would not ask the Florida Supreme Court to review the ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami.

His decision comes after his client, the state's Department of Children and Families, earlier decided against an appeal and agreed not to enforce the law.

The appeal court affirmed a trial judge who found the state had no rational basis for discriminating against a gay man, Martin Gill, and his partner, who want to adopt two young brothers.

Florida is the only state with such a ban, according to court records.