Domestic Partnership Registry

Oh, what a night! Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County in support of Equality Florida!

Submitted by row iliescu on December 19, 2014 - 9:51am

It was a picture perfect evening at the beautiful and bedazzled Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center as over 200 friends, old and new, turned out in tuxedos, feather boas, rainbow bowties and sequined gowns to the Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County to celebrate our champions, progress, diversity and equality and to raise funds for and awareness of Equality Florida’s important work.

VICTORY: Gulfport Becomes 1st Pinellas City to pass Domestic Partnership Registry

Submitted by nadine on May 15, 2012 - 9:40pm


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.

ACTION ALERT: Orange County Partnership Registry agenda'd for Feb. 21st

Submitted by joe on February 9, 2012 - 12:42am

Last week Equality Florida and the Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Committee released a statement rebutting many of the concerns raised by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs about the constitutionality and necessity of a domestic partnership registry ordinance that specifically names and defines domestic partners. The first page of that statement is below. The entire letter is attached.