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A Note Regarding the Hillsborough DPR Vote -Jim Harper

On Monday, I wrote how much I like the America I'm living in right now. Diverse. Culturally rich. Increasingly humane.
 
I still feel that way. But in Hillsborough County, Florida, where I was born and have come back to live? Not so much.
 

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 9:30am - Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Weekly Public Policy Update - Issue 1

Weekly Newsletter: Public Policy Update, Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of Equality Florida’s Public Policy Weekly Newsletter! 

Our First Big Victory Of 2013!

Pinellas County Passes Domestic Partnership Registry!!

 

By a 6-1 vote, the Pinellas County Commission voted to create a countywide domestic partnership registry (DPR) becoming the latest in a string of communities that now provide valuable legal protections for gay couples and unmarried straight partners.

[TAKE ACTION] Tell Pinellas County to Pass a Domestic Partnership Registry!

Tell Pinellas County to Pass a Domestic Partnership Registry!

Tuesday at 9:30am the Pinellas County Commission will vote on whether or not to move forward with a countywide Domestic Partnership Registry that would provide essential legal protections for unmarried couples.

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[Breaking] Tammy Baldwin sworn in as first openly gay US Senator

Moments ago Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) was sworn in as the first openly gay United States Senator. 

Baldwin was first elected as the first woman to represent Wisconsin in the US House in 1998. Today, she made history again by becoming the first openly gay person elected to the US Senate.

Senator Baldwin is not the only LGBT official being sworn into Congress today. Six LGBT people will be sworn into the House of Representatives today, marking several historic firsts. They include:

Equality Florida Grieves the Loss of Bill McBride, Husband of Alex Sink, Equality Advocate and Former Gubernatorial Nominee.

We are all deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Bill McBride, who had a heart attack on Saturday while on vacation in North Carolina with his family. He was 67.

VICTORY in Orange County!