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Pres Obama Includes Gay Parents in Adoption Proclamation

President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.

BREAKING: Same-Sex Couples Ask Federal Court To Rule On Florida Birth Certificate Lawsuit Without A Trial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
NCLR: Erik Olvera | [email protected]
EQFL: Jim Harper | [email protected]

Same-Sex Couples Ask Federal Court to Order Florida State Officials to Treat Them Equally and List Both Parents on their Children’s Birth Certificates

BREAKING: NCLR and Equality Florida File Preliminary Injunction to Order Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates!

NCLR and Equality Florida Ask Federal Judge to Order
Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates Acknowledging Same-Sex Spouses as Parents

(Tallahassee, FL, October 16, 2015)—Today, the same-sex couples who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s refusal to add both of their names to their children’s birth certificates asked the court for immediate protection for their families.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The tragic death of India Clarke deserves a fuller, more accurate report

The tragic death of India Clarke deserves a fuller,
more accurate report

Here’s how we can help

July 22, 2015
Contact:
Jim Harper, Media/Communications, 727-388-3636, [email protected]
Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director, [email protected]

Rick Scott's signing of HB 7013 comes with a warning…

Written by Carlos Guillermo Smith, Equality Florida's Public Policy Specialist

On June 11th, we received some pretty incredible news when Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7013 into law, and finally put an end to the 1977 ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional by our courts. Thanks to openly-gay State Representative David Richardson, who spearheaded the amendment that added the repeal language to an otherwise unrelated adoption bill, we can finally put this issue to rest... hopefully.

Equality Florida's Statement on #BlackLivesMatter

Equality Florida's Black Lives Matter Statement

Today is the 48th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Loving v. Virginia decision that ended the ban on interracial marriages nationwide. It is a case invoked often in the arguments in favor of marriage equality.

NEWS RELEASE: Adoption experts urge FL Senate to reject discriminatory adoption bill

Adoption experts urge Florida Senate to
reject discriminatory adoption bill

Fewer children will be adopted if bias replaces
the best interest of each child

April 17, 2015

Contact:
Jim Harper, Media/Communications, [email protected]