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Today, October 1st, nearly 3 million more Floridians become eligible to receive quality, affordable health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace (previously called “Exchanges”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
Visiting HealthCare.gov is your first step toward obtaining quality, affordable health insurance through the Marketplace.
President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.
Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide by a 5-4 majority!
Equality Florida had a wonderful time at Key West Pride last weekend! The event kicked off with a volunteer training on Friday at One Island Family, the southernmost Unitarian Universalist congregation. Our volunteers heard about Equality Florida’s work and practiced canvassing for the next day. We shared our stories, experiences, and prepared for a busy Saturday!
June 25, 2015
Written by Carlos Guillermo Smith, Equality Florida's Public Policy Specialist
On June 11th, we received some pretty incredible news when Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7013 into law, and finally put an end to the 1977 ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional by our courts. Thanks to openly-gay State Representative David Richardson, who spearheaded the amendment that added the repeal language to an otherwise unrelated adoption bill, we can finally put this issue to rest... hopefully.
Equality Florida stands today in mourning and in outrage at the murders of nine people inside their historic African-American church on Wednesday evening. It is a hate crime that has shocked the nation and claimed the lives of six women and three men, including State Senator Clementa Pinckney. Our hearts go out to their families, friends and the entire community reeling from this brutal act of terror.