The Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families

Spring 2015:

The Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Famiies will be updated in the coming months to reflect the implications of legal marriage for same-sex couples. The information in this handbook is still relevant and applicable for people who cannot or choose not to marry. Single Floridians, including all unmarried couples, should find this information helpful. 

Click here for our recently updated resources for legally married same-sex couples.

Click here for our recently updated LGBT Family FAQ.

Click here for our Preparing to Marry FAQ.



We're excited to be able to provide you with a free copy of our Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Familiesan amazing resource we've created in partnership with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, one of Florida's premier law firms. 

This handy reference is full of helpful information and pointers on the very best ways lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Floridians can legally protect themselves and their families. In fact, many of our unmarried straight allies will also find it a valuable resource. 

Because this information is so important to protecting you and your family, we're providing a link so all of our members and their friends can download a free electronic version of The Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families today. 

Click here to download your free copy of the legal handbook.

This 76 page book includes information about the importance of estate planning and why taking steps to protect yourself is so critical, especially for LGBT Floridians. You'll also learn about many other legal issues, including the current state of LGBT adoption in Florida and what your legal rights are. Finally, we provide you sample forms that you can use to get started protecting your family today. 

Our members and volunteers are the heart and soul of Equality Florida and we're glad to have an opportunity to partner with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt to provide you with this valuable resource. 




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