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Jaclyn Smith

Database Manager
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Jaclyn Smith serves as Equality Florida’s Database Manager.

As a recent graduate of Florida State University, Jaclyn earned dual degrees in Music and International Affairs with a concentration in Political Science.

Fight for equal rights gains ground in Hillsborough County

Release Date: 
October 21, 2014

Written by: Jessi Smith

Meet the Interns: Destiny Jones

Meet the Interns: Destiny Jones
(St. Pete Office)

1. Tell us a little about yourself...

A Tidal Wave Of Change In Hillsborough County!

Over the last two weeks, the Hillsborough County Commission passed two important policies that will make Hillsborough a more fair place to live, work and visit for LGBT people and our families.

BREAKING: Hillsborough County Commission Moves DPR To Public Hearing

Moments ago, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted 7-0 to move an ordinance creating a county-wide Domestic Partnership Registry forward to a public hearing and final vote on October 15th at 2:00pm. More details to come - stay tuned!

SHOW UP Wednesday, Oct 1 in Hillsborough County!

Two important votes are happening at the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday, October 1st. The Domestic Partnership Registry (DPR) and the Human Rights Ordinance (HERO). Both are important to our community and we encourage people to show up and speak during public comments. 

Florida LGBT leaders push for marital equality four years after gay adoption became legal

Release Date: 
September 22, 2014

Written by: Michael Van Sickler

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's ban on adoption by same-sex couples stood for 33 years before the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned it as unconstitutional four years ago.

Nadine Smith challenges 3 gay-marriage critics to take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Release Date: 
August 25, 2014

Written by: Mitch Perry

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to rage on, with the ALS Foundation reporting today that it has received just shy of $80 million ($79.7) in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 25). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.7 million new donors.

Allowing same-sex couples to get married would be good for Florida's economy too

Release Date: 
August 19, 2014

Written by: Michael Kruse

The people in Florida fighting same-sex marriage are going to lose. Arc of the moral universe and whatnot.