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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.
Right-Wingers: Throw Out Pro-Equality Judges — or Ignore Rulings

Right-Wingers: Throw Out or Ignore Pro-Equality Judges

They're saying the judges don't have the right to establish marriage equality — under the Constitution or under God.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Backlash Has Only Just Begun

WATCH: Marriage Equality Backlash Has Only Just Begun

Minor inconveniences like an uncooperative bakery or an incorrect driver's license could turn into far worse discrimination if homophobes get their way.

WATCH: Florida Wedding Planner Can't and Won't Work with Lesbian Couple

Fla. Wedding Planner Can't and Won't Work with Lesbian Couple

'Due to my strong personal belief I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples,' the planner wrote. She also told the couple she was already booked for their requested date.

Florida Men Get Marriage Recognition, New Driver's Licenses

Florida Men Get Marriage Recognition, New Driver's Licenses

Florida had previously refused to recognize the couple's marriage for the purpose of changing their name on their driver's licenses.

Even With Marriage Equality, Florida Laws Still Hostile to LGBTs

Even With Marriage Equality, Florida Laws Still Hostile to LGBTs

Even though gay and lesbian couples can now marry in Florida, there's still lots more work to be done.

Marco Rubio Doesn't Think Courts 'Have The Power' to Define Marriage
January 12 2015 6:08 PM ET

Rubio: Courts Don't Have the Power to Define Marriage

The Florida senator and presidential contender can hardly be taken at his word when reacting to gay and lesbian couples marrying in his home state.

WATCH: Pam Bondi Fought Same-Sex Marriage Due to 'Uniformity'

WATCH: Pam Bondi’s Pitiful Excuse for Fighting Marriage

Florida's attorney general says her desire for legal consistency was behind her repeated attempts to delay same-sex marriage.

PHOTOS: Meet Florida's Same-Sex Newlyweds

PHOTOS: Meet Florida's Same-Sex Newlyweds

Swoon over these beautiful photos of same-sex couples who married this week in Florida.

As Fla. Marries, Catholic Archbishop Threatens 'Discipline'

As Florida Marries, Catholic Archbishop Threatens 'Discipline'

Some religious leaders in Florida aren't feeling sunny about marriage equality, including the Catholic archbishop of Miami, who said staff could be dismissed for supporting the cause.

Jeb Bush on Marriage Equality: Respect 'Rule of Law, Safeguard Religious Liberty'

Jeb Bush on Marriage: Respect 'Rule of Law,' 'Religious Liberty'

The man widely considered to be a front-runner in the GOP race for the White House in 2016 still doesn't support same-sex marriage, but he says he will respect laws that embrace it.

PHOTOS: Florida's Same-Sex Couples Are Getting Married
January 06 2015 12:33 PM ET

The Photos Floridians Have Been Waiting For

It's a rare instance of good news out of Florida as same-sex couples began marrying throughout Florida at midnight today.

WATCH: Marriage Begins in Florida, But Will It Stick?

WATCH: Marriage Begins in Fla., But Will It Stick?

Although marriage starts this week in Florida, opponents aren't yet out of tricks to stop couples from being wed.

Weddings Can Begin in Miami-Dade Today
January 05 2015 3:23 PM ET

WATCH: Fla. Couples Learn They Can Marry Today

Same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County can begin applying for marriage licenses today at 2 p.m. local time, thanks to a state judge.

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