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.
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Equality Florida’s statement on the public outcry regarding Chick-Fil-A funneling millions to anti-gay groups
(August 3, 2012) The following statement can be attributed to Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality Florida:
Even before the Chick-fil-A's COO Dan Cathy was making the rounds calling gay couples marrying "twisted", the chicken sandwich king was doling out big bucks to some of the most notorious anti-gay organizations working to block equal rights for the LGBT.
Students from seven schools across country launch petitions on Change.org demanding removal of Chick-fil-A franchises over company’s reportedly anti-gay stance [press release from Change.org]
“I hope it makes it easier for kids growing up gay that they know that another one of their heroes was like them,” Sally Ride's sister, Bear Ride, said. posted
After provoking a national backlash with her comments about black lesbians, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll has refused to apologize. Her silence has prompted a national petition drive launched today to keep the pressure on.
[OPINION Piece by Nadine Smith at The Grio.com]