LGBT-rights group Equality Florida raises profile, builds clout as judges strike gay-marriage ban
Written By: KATHLEEN MCGRORY
HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU
When judges in two counties struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages last month, a St. Petersburg-based advocacy group was poised to get the word out.
The group, Equality Florida, organized celebrations from Tallahassee to Key West, and flooded social media with colorful graphics proclaiming “Love Wins in Florida!”
Equality Florida has been working to protect Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for more than two decades. But its statewide profile has risen to new heights in the aftermath of the rulings.
Its leaders hope to carry that clout into the November elections.