Florida

News from within the borders of Florida and the fight for LGBT equality there. As of 2013, Florida legistlators have still not stuck down's the state's sodomy laws, though they remain unenforceable since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas. The state also voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in 2008. Florida is infamous as the home of the Save the Children campaign helmed by Anita Bryant, which led to the prohibition of same-sex couples from adopting children in 1977.
Florida Senate OK's Repeal of Ban on Adoption by Gays, Sends to Governor

Florida: Repeal of Adoption Ban Gets OK, Sent to Governor

The repeal measure, which has already passed the House, received bipartisan approval in the Senate after emotional debate.

Florida Poised to Approve Antigay 'License to Discriminate' in Adoptions

Florida Kills Antigay 'License to Discriminate' in Adoptions

The state Senate turned back an effort to write discriminatory language into adoption law.

WATCH: Two Arrested in Mob Attack on Orlando Gay Man

WATCH: Two Arrested in Mob Attack on Orlando Gay Man

As many as 10 people jumped the man, and police are trying to identify additional suspects.

Florida Bakers Threatened After Refusing to Decorate Cake With Antigay Message
April 07 2015 7:42 PM ET

Florida Bakery Refuses Antigay Cake Order

Supporters of a ranting evangelist are threatening employees of a bakery who refused to decorate a cake with an antigay message.

Florida May Allow Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gays

Florida May Allow Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gays

An odious bill advances in the Florida House.

Meet America's Transphobic 'Bathroom Cops'

Meet America's Newest 'Bathroom Cops'

Trans? Need to use the bathroom? Not if the potty police in these six states have anything to do about it!

POLL: Even Republicans Say Marriage Equality Hasn't Affected Them

POLL: Even Republicans Say Marriage Equality Hasn't Affected Them

Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, most Floridians don't mind having the freedom to marry.

Florida's Transphobic 'Papers to Pee' Bill Passes Its Second Hurdle

Florida's Transphobic 'Papers to Pee' Bill Passes Next Hurdle

The proposed law that launched a heated national debate about trans bathroom access has continued to advance in Florida's House.

PHOTOS: Florida Kisses for Equality

PHOTOS: Florida Kisses for Equality

Florida residents celebrate a triumph for equality.

Florida Takes First Step Toward Criminalizing Trans People's Bathroom Use

Fla. Takes First Step To Criminalize Trans People's Bathroom Use

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

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