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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor Religious Exemption to Discrimination Laws

In a landmark decision hailed by conservative Christians and advocates for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a Redford Township church's firing of a teacher.

Questions Swirl Over What Led to Florida Drum Major’s Death

EQFL NOTE: Equality Florida continues to be in contact with numerous students and officials at FAMU to ensure Robert's death is investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If you have information to share, please contact the Central Florida Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or contact Equality Florida at 813-870-3735.


[VIDEO] Romney bites off more than he can chew at NH restaurant

Words cannot fully express how great this story truly. 

Enjoy this excerpt: 

Hillary, Obama unite on LGBT rights and become campaign fodder in the process

The world united against gender, racial and religious discrimination -- well, for the most part. But now, it's time to overcome another hurdle on inequality affecting millions of LGBT people. And if it's going to have any chance to succeed, removing this level of discrimination is going to take a global effort.

Gays and lesbians refuse to lie- the lunch counter sit-ins of our generation

"The truth shall set you free.” 

This powerful verse from the bible is one of my favorite quotations from scripture. Truth and honesty are among the most important tenets of the world’s great religions; indeed, one of the Ten Commandments admonishes that “you shall not lie”. 

Equality Florida Honored as Most Effective LGBT Organization

Equality Florida Wave Award

On Thursday, November 10th, Equality Florida was honored as the "Most Effective LGBT Organization" by the readers of Watermark - Central Florida's premier LGBT newspaper.

Broward senator says banning anti-gay discrimination would improve Florida economy

Release Date: 
November 11, 2011

Florida Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, is sponsoring legislation to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity would bring jobs to Florida, Rich said.

Help Elect Pro-Equality Candidates!

The Council of 1000 is a growing team of donors who have committed to donating at least $1,000 each major election cycle directly to candidates who will fight for the full legal rights of the LGBT community.

As a Council of 1000 member you'll get in-depth analysis of top races in the state where your donation can have the biggest impact.

We Just Sent an Extremist Packing - And Elected a Champion

Michael Smith Wins Largo City Commission Race!

Great news! Tonight Michael Smith won his historic race to become the first LGBT person to win a seat on the Largo City Commission. Michael defeated a long time incumbent known for her anti-gay beliefs. The victory is sweeter because of the incumbent's history of appealing to prejudice. She led the charge to have the City Manager fired for being transgender. Michael's opponent appealed to homophobia once again, but the tactic backfired. Longtime supporters deserted her and Michael won tonight’s election with 53.97% of the vote.

Thank you to all of the Equality Florida members who supported Michael’s campaign.

The evening was a clean sweep for all the Equality Florida PAC endorsed candidates. Congratulations are also in order to Steve Kornell, Charles Gerdes and Wengay Newton.

Click after the jump to see Equality Florida Action PACs Endorsement of Michael Smith