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This year we face unprecedented opportunities - and unprecedented challenges.

BREAKING NEWS Marriage Ruling Brings Gay Couples Closer to Equality

 

Today is a truly historic day in the continuing march toward full recognition of the marriages of gay couples.

HISTORIC: Federal appeals court strikes down DOMA

EQFL NOTE: Today is a truly historic day in the continuing march toward fulll recognition of the marriages of same-gender couples. With multiple polls show a growing majority of Americans supporting marriage equality, this Federal Appeals Court decision sets the stage for for eliminating at least a portion of DOMA. This decison is a huge blow to Section 3 of DOMA, the part that allows the federal government to pick and choose which lawfully created marriages they will and willl not recognize.

NAACP's Evolution on Marriage Equality Began Decades ago

This isn't the first time the NAACP has stepped out on principle for an issue that affects the lives of LGBT people. Nor is it the first time they will experience a predictable, orchestrated backlash. Those of us celebrating their decision to support marriage equality must now also step up on the organizations behalf.

VICTORY: Gulfport Becomes 1st Pinellas City to pass Domestic Partnership Registry

 

By a 5-0 vote, the Gulfport City Council became the first city in Pinellas County to adopt a Domestic Partnership Registry.

A capcity crowd overflowed into the lobby to watch the proceedings on televison. Speaker after speaker called on Gulfport to continue its tradition of supporting equality for LGBT residents. 

The mayor agreed to hold a public signing tomorrow Wednesday May 16th at 9AM at city council chambers.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Now Requires LGBT Employee Representation in Nation's Federal Prison System

Equality Florida Instrumental in First-Ever LGBT Staff Event in a Federal Prison

 

In a groundbreaking move, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has announced that every federal prison in the U.S. will appoint an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) representative to their long-standing Affirmative Employment Program.  The BOP employs approximately 40,000 nationwide, and until now, the LGBT staff did not have a designated representative in the program.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Requires LGBT Employee Representation in Nationwide Federal Prison System

Release Date: 
May 3, 2012

Equality Florida Instrumental in First-Ever LGBT Staff Event in a Federal Prison

 

In a groundbreaking move, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has announced that every federal prison in the U.S. will appoint an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) representative to their long-standing Affirmative Employment Program.  The BOP employs approximately 40,000 nationwide, and until now, the LGBT staff did not have a designated representative in the program.