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  • Posted on January 11, 2010 - 11:44am by Anonymous.

    by Theodore B. OlsonTheodore Olson explains his decision to challenge Proposition 8 in federal court and offers an expansive argument for why the government should not prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying. Saturday 01.09...
  • Posted on January 8, 2010 - 1:53pm by Anonymous.

    Henry Woods, a stalwart in Florida Keys academia and politics, died at 10 a.m.
  • Posted on January 8, 2010 - 1:01pm by Anonymous.

    This morning the Crist for Senate campaign sent out a press release that said he would "fight for pro-life legislative efforts" if elected. During his 2006 gubernatorial campaign, then candidate Crist said he would not push for...
  • Posted on January 8, 2010 - 10:37am by Anonymous.

    Denise King, mother of murdered 17-year-old transgender teen Simmie Williams, died of a heart attack Thursday night. Mrs. King, 40, collapsed in her Fort Lauderdale apartment just a few blocks from the site on Northwest 10th...
  • Posted on January 7, 2010 - 1:25pm by Anonymous.

    This afternoon the New Jersey state senate will vote on marriage equality. Friday is the last day the state legislature will be in session. In-coming governor Chris Christie takes office on Jan. 19 and opposes same-sex marriage...
  • Posted on January 6, 2010 - 4:30pm by Anonymous.

    Word has just come from the Alex Sink 2010 campaign for Governor, that the campaign raised $5 million toward her campaign in 2009.  In a statement by the campaign today, they call the $5 million "historic": "This is a huge...
  • Posted on January 5, 2010 - 1:13pm by Anonymous.

    For weeks now, Republicans have been calling for Republican Party State Chairman Jim Greer's resignation. Greer has resisted citing Governor Charlie Crist wishes him to stay- apparently until now.  The Orlando Sentinel is...
  • Posted on January 4, 2010 - 6:05pm by Anonymous.

    President Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson, a transgender woman, to be the Senior Technical Adviser to the Commerce Department. "I'm truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this...
  • Posted on January 4, 2010 - 1:32pm by Anonymous.

    The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country. President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease. The new...
  • Posted on December 31, 2009 - 9:18am by Anonymous.

    This week our guests on As I Am Radio will be Sam Sussman, the 18 year old "straight" activist for the LBGT community who spoke at the Equality March on Washington this year. And, we will talk with Nadine Smith, the Executive...
  • Posted on December 31, 2009 - 8:52am by Anonymous.

    The new millennium has been a boon for LGBT rights At a glance, it may seem that 2009 was anything but a banner year for LGBT rights. Voters in every state with same-sex marriage on the ballot voted against us, and federal laws...
  • Posted on December 28, 2009 - 12:22pm by Anonymous.

    Please Support Equality Florida Three years ago our son Ryan was murdered here in Florida, targeted because he was gay. A few weeks ago, the second of his two killers was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. News...
  • Posted on December 27, 2009 - 12:59pm by Anonymous.

    In days we will be celebrating the start of 2010, a year that will be enormously important for Floridians. The 2010 election is the most important election we have had, or will have, for decades.  Voters will choose new leaders...
  • Posted on December 23, 2009 - 4:49pm by Anonymous.

    Two Miami-area congressmen have pulled their endorsement of Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate. BY LESLEY CLARK AND BETH REINHARD [email protected] WASHINGTON -- Miami Republican Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart...
  • Posted on December 23, 2009 - 2:38pm by Anonymous.

    Political grandstanding or making sure that "justice" is done? From Fineout The battle to become Florida's next Attorney General may hinge on one simple question: What is the proper role for the state's top legal officer? It...
  • Posted on December 17, 2009 - 4:04pm by Anonymous.

    Yesterday by a vote of 4 to 3, the Hillsborough County Commission failed to extend non-discrimination protections to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The proposed change would have modified the...
  • Posted on December 17, 2009 - 3:14pm by Anonymous.

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  • Posted on December 16, 2009 - 5:02pm by Anonymous.

    Hillsborough County Commission Fails to Provide for the Safety of LGBT Employees (TAMPA) By a vote of 4 to 3, the Hillsborough County Commission today failed to extend non-discrimination protections to their lesbian, gay,...
  • Posted on December 16, 2009 - 12:31pm by Anonymous.

    Rasmussen Reports recently did a poll that shows the Florida governor's race getting more competitive. The survey, done via phone, shows Bill McCollum (R) ahead of Alex Sink (D)  44% to 39% in the hotly contested race for...
  • Posted on December 15, 2009 - 2:59pm by Anonymous.

    Hillsborough County Commission to Vote onNon-Discrimination Protections Tomorrow, the Hillsborough County Commissionwill likely vote on an extending non-discrimination protectionsto their lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • Posted on December 15, 2009 - 2:45pm by Anonymous.

    The D.C. Council is starting their meeting right now and are expected to discuss same-sex marriage. Watch the hearing here. From the home page, click "Watch Live" in the upper left hand corner. UPDATE: They are discussing...
  • Posted on December 15, 2009 - 12:57pm by Anonymous.

    JEREMY WALLACENYT REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS Despite having a higher percentage of women than the nation as a whole, Florida has never elected a female governor. Not one woman has even been nominated by a major party for the state'...
  • Posted on December 15, 2009 - 12:54pm by Anonymous.

    Today D.C. is expected to vote on same-sex marriage.  On December 1 the city council overwhelmingly passed the measure in a first reading. If passed today, the measure will go to Mayor Adrian Fenty who has said he will sign the...
  • Posted on December 11, 2009 - 4:34pm by Anonymous.

    http://dcagenda.com/2009/12/11/u-s-senate-to-markup-dp-bill/ U.S. Senate to markup DP bill Posted on 11 December 2009 by Chris Johnson A Senate committee has set Wednesday as the day it will mark up legislation that would...
  • Posted on December 11, 2009 - 1:11pm by Anonymous.

    You may have heard about the shocking proposed legislation in Uganda that would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans and imprison their family and friends for up to seven years if the do not report alleged homosexual...
  • Posted on December 9, 2009 - 12:11pm by Anonymous.

    Please share this video with your network. It is time for us to compel our elected and community leaders to speak out as anti-hate crimes in Florida continue to increase in the most violent categories.
  • Posted on December 7, 2009 - 12:11pm by Anonymous.

    Analysis: With election near, Gov. Crist changes By BRENDAN FARRINGTON AP Political Writer TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A sure sign that it's election season again: Gov. Charlie Crist is...
  • Posted on December 7, 2009 - 10:34am by Anonymous.

    The next Florida Senate President says he plans to shift Florida to the right. Here's an excerpt from an article in the Orlando Sentinel that is worth reading: Haridopolos is slated to be officially designated as the 2010-12...
  • Posted on December 7, 2009 - 8:23am by Anonymous.

    Florida McDonalds manager tells transgender teen: We don't hire "[email protected]".End Discrimination. Support the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. www.eqfl.org/competitiveworkforce
  • Posted on December 3, 2009 - 6:14pm by Anonymous.

    With the 2010 Legislative Session fast approaching, we have been working hard to introduce pro-equality legislation. Our agenda is set and the work ahead is clear, but we can’t do it without you.
  • Posted on December 3, 2009 - 1:03pm by Anonymous.

    On Tuesday, December 1st Simone Bell won Georgia State House District 58 by 614 votes, a margin of 56% to 44%, making her the first openly gay black woman elected to any state legislature in U.S. history! Simone has worked as an...
  • Posted on December 3, 2009 - 12:25pm by Anonymous.

    Note: Equality Florida deeply appreciates the tireless efforts of the Empire State Pride Agenda to ensure that, someday, our nations 3rd largest state will enjoy Marriage Equality. From the NY State Pride Agenda... Subject: New...
  • Posted on December 2, 2009 - 12:18pm by Anonymous.

    Right now the New York state Senate is debating marriage equality.  Watch it here live.  Update: The Senate is expected to have a vote today and by all accounts, it will be very close. The bill needs 32 votes to pass....
  • Posted on December 1, 2009 - 6:13pm by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida's Gay-Straight Alliance Network is the only one of it's kind in the Southeast. It's primary mission is to support, connect, protect and create GSA's in high schools throughout the state. Each year, the network...
  • Posted on December 1, 2009 - 2:36pm by Anonymous.

    Big news coming out of the nation's capital. Today the D.C. Council voted 11-2 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the District. There will be a second vote in two weeks and then the proposal will go to Mayor Adrian M....
  • Posted on December 1, 2009 - 11:33am by Anonymous.

    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 25, 2009 Presidential Proclamation-- World AIDS Day A PROCLAMATION Our Nation joins the world in celebrating the extraordinary advancements we have...
  • Posted on November 25, 2009 - 8:03am by Anonymous.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/24/georgia.gay.club.lawsuit/index.htmlGreat news. Lambda Legal is taking the Atlanta police to court behind the outrageous bar raid in September. According to reports, officers forced patrons to...
  • Posted on November 23, 2009 - 1:33pm by Anonymous.

    If anyone needed more evidence that times are changing need to look no further than the Massachusetts Governor's race.  Massachusetts Republicans gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Baker, has picked an openly gay running mate....
  • Posted on November 23, 2009 - 1:22pm by Anonymous.

    All along, everyone involved in Martin Gill's adoption of two foster boys agreed that the best possible home for the children was with Gill and his partner. Everyone, that is, except the lawyers hired by the Department of...
  • Posted on November 20, 2009 - 3:13pm by Anonymous.

    This was one of those rare and beautiful moments in our work. What Janice experienced - losing your life partner and being denied access to her during her final hours - is unimaginable. Last night's forum was an...