This election year will be hotly contested and incredibly important for Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Election Day is November 6, but early voting starts this Saturday- October 27.
Your vote is critical in deciding if pro-equality candidates will win this November.
Amendment 6 on this year's ballot is dangerous for women, for LGBT and for the people that love them. We need your help to defeat Amendment 6.
Today is the last day to register to vote, or change your voting address, in the state of Florida.
To register to vote, or update your voter information, please visit the Florida Division of Elections.
This year we have unprecedented opportunities to elect pro-equality candidates to all levels of office- but it doesn't matter if you can't vote! Call your local Supervisor of Elections today and make sure all of your information is up to date.
Florida faces many important decisions in the upcoming election- but there are some really important items that will be on your ballot you may have not heard about.
This year there will be 11 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot- all of which were put there by the Florida legislature (*que the alarm bells*). Two of those amendments- 6 & 8- have real consequences for Florida's LGBT community. That's why Equality Florida is saying vote NO on Amendments 6 & 8 this November.
I'm in DC today for an LGBT policy briefing and a BBQ at Vice President Biden's residence. Today I am representing Florida and have had the opportunity to share some of the great work we are doing here with other statewide LGBT advocacy groups in other states. We also had the opportunity to hear from various departments about the work being done under President Obamas administration on behalf of LGBT people.
The following statement can be attributed to Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality Florida:
By Amy Feldman
NEW YORK | Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:56pm EDT
(Reuters) - While most tax news in this election cycle is focusing on expiring tax cuts, what may be most revolutionary about 2012 is how many newly married same-sex couples are going to face a tax quagmire.