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.
Pastor Who Canceled Gay Man's Funeral Regrets Nothing
August 11 2014 2:58 PM ET

Pastor Who Canceled Gay Man's Funeral Regrets Nothing

Michelle Garcia

The pastor of a church in Tampa, Fla., says he does not regret canceling a funeral service because the deceased man was gay.

Church Cancels Man's Funeral Because He Was Gay
August 08 2014 1:59 PM ET

Church Cancels Man's Funeral Because He Was Gay

Michelle Garcia

The man's family was forced to move his funeral with 24 hours notice after officials at the church hosting the event realized he was gay.

Judge: Florida Must Recognize Out-of-State Marriages
August 05 2014 2:42 PM ET

Florida Marriage Ban Loses Three for Three

Sunnivie Brydum

A third GOP-appointed state judge has ruled that Florida's ban on performing or recognizing same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

Fla. Police Arrest Man Suspected of Burning Trans Woman to Death
July 30 2014 7:34 PM ET

Fla. Police Arrest Man Suspected of Burning Trans Woman to Death

Parker Marie Molloy

A Florida man is in custody for the murder of a transgender woman who was found burned to death last month.

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?
July 28 2014 3:58 PM ET

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The couple who filed one of the legal challenges to Florida's marriage ban is asking for the state supreme court to pick up the case sooner than later.

Tow Truck Operator Targets LGBT Drivers During Gay Days
July 27 2014 12:29 PM ET

Tow Truck Operator Targets LGBT Drivers During Gay Days

Michelle Garcia

One company towed more than 100 cars and violated several laws, targeting LGBT drivers at Gay Days in Orlando this summer.

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 25 2014 6:52 PM ET

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A judge ruled that Florida's marriage law is only in place to discriminate against same-sex couples.

No Florida Weddings Yet, Judge Rules
July 22 2014 2:21 PM ET

No Florida Weddings Yet, Judge Rules

Trudy Ring

The same judge who ruled against the state's marriage ban has denied a motion to issue licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 17 2014 2:12 PM ET

Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A county judge in Florida has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is in violation of the constitution.

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death
June 22 2014 1:10 PM ET

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death

Parker Marie Molloy

Yaz’min Shancez's remains were found behind a Fort Myers, Fla., dumpster. Police remain without leads.

WATCH: Florida Lawmaker Warns That School Standards Will Turns Kids Gay
May 20 2014 12:31 PM ET

WATCH: School Standards Turn Kids Gay, Lawmaker Warns

Lucas Grindley

The Florida Republican's comments have ensnared Governor Rick Scott politically.

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