Posted on 2012-06-06 by Anonymous.
Posted on 2012-05-31 by Sue.
Today is a truly historic day in the continuing march toward full recognition of the marriages of gay couples.
Posted on 2012-05-31 by brian.
EQFL NOTE: Today is a truly historic day in the continuing march toward fulll recognition of the marriages of same-gender couples. With multiple polls show a growing majority of Americans supporting marriage equality, this Federal Appeals Court decision sets the stage for for eliminating at least a portion of DOMA. This decison is a huge blow to Section 3 of DOMA, the part that allows the federal government to pick and choose which lawfully created marriages they will and willl not recognize.
Posted on 2012-05-23 by mallory.
President Obama has released a new video detailing the actions he's taken for LGBT equality, take a look. It's narrated by the fabulous Jane Lynch and includes a brief appearance of some Florida activists!
Posted on 2012-05-22 by Anonymous.
Ten municipalities in eight months move to model City of Orlando registry The Orange County Commission has voted to create a countywide domestic partnership registry that will provide vital legal protections for gay couples and unmarried straight partners. Amidst a sea of red shirts, worn by the crowd in support of the ordinance, the measure passed by a 6-1 vote. "We are doing something groundbreaking and providing important rights across the board", said Mayor Teresa Jacobs before voting for the registry.
Posted on 2012-05-21 by nadine.
This isn't the first time the NAACP has stepped out on principle for an issue that affects the lives of LGBT people. Nor is it the first time they will experience a predictable, orchestrated backlash. Those of us celebrating their decision to support marriage equality must now also step up on the organizations behalf.
Posted on 2012-05-17 by joe.
I've just left Volusia County Hall where moments ago, by a vote of 6-1, the Volusia County Council approved Central Florida's first countywide domestic partnership registry!
Posted on 2012-05-16 by Anonymous.
Join Equality Florida, elderSource, and the Task Force for LGBT Elders in Northeast Florida for a special screening of Gen Silent A critically-acclaimed documentary following the lives of six Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) elders as they face the challenges of aging.
Posted on 2012-05-15 by nadine.
By a 5-0 vote, the Gulfport City Council became the first city in Pinellas County to adopt a Domestic Partnership Registry. A capcity crowd overflowed into the lobby to watch the proceedings on televison. Speaker after speaker called on Gulfport to continue its tradition of supporting equality for LGBT residents. The mayor agreed to hold a public signing tomorrow Wednesday May 16th at 9AM at city council chambers.
Posted on 2012-05-10 by Anonymous.
Next Thursday, the Volusia County Council will cast their final vote on whether to adopt a Domestic Partnership Registry. Last month they voted unanimously to move forward and it's critical that we let the Volusia County Council that we're standing with them!
Posted on 2012-05-09 by Anonymous.
In an exclusive interview today with ABC News' Robin Roberts, President Obama clearly stated he now supports the right for same-sex couples to marry.
Posted on 2012-05-07 by Anonymous.
Click here to watch.
Posted on 2012-05-06 by mallory.
Posted on 2012-05-04 by mallory.
In an open letter to the Lakeland City Commission yesterday, Republican state Senator Paula Dockery urged the commission to pass domestic partner benefits for city employees.
Posted on 2012-05-03 by brian.
Equality Florida Instrumental in First-Ever LGBT Staff Event in a Federal Prison In a groundbreaking move, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has announced that every federal prison in the U.S. will appoint an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) representative to their long-standing Affirmative Employment Program. The BOP employs approximately 40,000 nationwide, and until now, the LGBT staff did not have a designated representative in the program.
Posted on 2012-05-02 by mallory.
This piece was published on jacksonville.com, the Florida Times-Union website. Ron Littlepage argues that Jacksonville needs to expand it's anti-discrimination laws quickly. Check it out. by Ron Littlepage An ordinance will be introduced soon in City Council that should be passed quickly and signed gladly by Mayor Alvin Brown.
Posted on 2012-04-30 by mallory.
Posted on 2012-04-30 by michael.