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Vote NO on Amendments 6 & 8

Florida faces many important decisions in the upcoming election- but there are some really important items that will be on your ballot you may have not heard about. 

This year there will be 11 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot- all of which were put there by the Florida legislature (*que the alarm bells*). Two of those amendments- 6 & 8- have real consequences for Florida's LGBT community. That's why Equality Florida is saying vote NO on Amendments 6 & 8 this November.

Greetings from DC

I'm in DC today for an LGBT policy briefing and a BBQ at Vice President Biden's residence. Today I am representing Florida and have had the opportunity to share some of the great work we are doing here with other statewide LGBT advocacy groups in other states. We also had the opportunity to hear from various departments about the work being done under President Obamas administration on behalf of LGBT people.

Republican Party’s Extreme Platform is Out of Touch with Florida and the Country

The following statement can be attributed to Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality Florida:

Newly married gay couples face tax landmines


By Amy Feldman

NEW YORK | Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:56pm EDT

(Reuters) - While most tax news in this election cycle is focusing on expiring tax cuts, what may be most revolutionary about 2012 is how many newly married same-sex couples are going to face a tax quagmire.

Are you prepared for the next election?

Florida's election laws have changed. Are you registered to vote? Has your name or address changed?

Check your voter status today at, a service of the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund.

Equality Florida’s statement on the public outcry regarding Chick-Fil-A funneling millions to anti-gay groups

(August 3, 2012) The following statement can be attributed to Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality Florida:

Chick-Fil-A Donated Millions To Anti-Gay Groups

Even before the Chick-fil-A's COO Dan Cathy was making the rounds calling gay couples marrying "twisted", the chicken sandwich king was doling out big bucks to some of the most notorious anti-gay organizations working to block equal rights for the LGBT.

Students Demand Removal of Chick-Fil-A From Campuses Across U.S.

Students from seven schools across country launch petitions on demanding removal of Chick-fil-A franchises over company’s reportedly anti-gay stance [press release from]

First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary

“I hope it makes it easier for kids growing up gay that they know that another one of their heroes was like them,” Sally Ride's sister, Bear Ride, said. posted

Join me and Demand Florida’s Lt. Governor Apologize for Harmful Remarks

After provoking a national backlash with her comments about black lesbians, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll has refused to apologize. Her silence has prompted a national petition drive launched today to keep the pressure on.