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Judge’s Ruling on Gay Marriage Celebrated in Tampa

Release Date: 
July 17, 2014


Action Betsy

This is a follow up blog to "Being Betsy" posted last week.  This blog is written by Betsy herself.

Gay Florida Couples Suing the State Will Be Heard in Court Today

Release Date: 
July 2, 2014

By Chris Joseph

No ruling so far on marriage equality in Florida

Release Date: 
July 2, 2014
By Jamie Hyman

Gay Key West bartenders to ask Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia: Let us marry Monday

Release Date: 
July 7, 2014

By Steve Rothaus

Two gay Key West bartenders are prepared to get married Monday in a Plantation Key courthouse if Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia strikes Florida’s same-sex marriage ban.

Domestic partnership registry succeeding in Pinellas

Release Date: 
June 27, 2014

One day last fall, Denise and Jan Lowe showed up at Jamerson Elementary in St. Petersburg to enroll Denise's grandsons.

Ensuring Equality

Release Date: 
May 18, 2014

As the gay-rights movement gains ground nationally, Florida has some work to do to catch up and provide equal protection to all its citizens.

Being Betsy

Much has already been written about what happened Wednesday in Miami at the first hearing on marriage equality in Florida: the brilliance of our legal team's arguments challenging Florida's discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples, the poise and dignity of our wonderful plaintiff couples, the energy and enthusiasm of the supporters who cheered and chanted for hours outside the courthouse, the lame and sometimes ridiculous defense of the ban, the preparedness of our judge.

BREAKING: Florida Couples and Equality Florida Institute Urge Court to Strike Down State’s Ban on Marriage Equality

(Miami, FL, July 2, 2014)—Today, a state trial court in Miami heard oral argument on a motion filed in May by six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute challenging Florida laws barring same-sex couples from marriage. The couples asked the court to strike down Florida’s marriage ban and order the state to allow same-sex couples to marry.