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Today's the Day - Take Time to Celebrate!

Click here for more on this amazing victory!Today marks the one-year anniversary of the fall of Florida's anti-gay adoption ban. Click here for more on this amazing victory.

DADT: Gays applaud end of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Release Date: 
September 20, 2011

Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith attends private dinner with President Obama

Release Date: 
September 15, 2011

Photo of Nadine with Pres. Obama

Opening eyes and hearts to gay adoptions

Release Date: 
September 21, 2011

By TBO.COM
Published: September 21, 2011

In Florida today, nearly 2,000 children are living in what's nicely called "out of home care." Approximately 850 children are waiting to be adopted. Because parents cannot care for them, they live temporarily with a grandparent or other relative, in foster care or some other kind of temporary shelter.

These temporary homes are better than nothing, but most are not the best environment for a child, especially one whose life has been disrupted by family violence, loss of a home or other traumas.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is Done

"Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." The law is repealed. From this day forward, gay and lesbian soldiers may serve in our Army with the dignity and respect they deserve." - Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, et al

Florida Domestic Partnerships Act Introduced in Both Chambers

Release Date: 
September 13, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bill that would provide domestic partnership protections to committed couples throughout Florida has been filed in both chambers of the legislature. State Representative Mark Pafford (D- West Palm Beach) filed the Domestic Partnerships Act (HB-139) on Monday in the House. Senator Sobel is the Senate sponsor.

The filing comes as more local municipalities have adopted these vital workplace protections that are often the only means for gay couples to get health care benefits.