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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.
Pam Bondi Working Overtime to Stop Same-Sex Marriages in Florida
November 19 2014 1:09 PM ET

Pam Bondi Working Overtime to Stop Fla. Same-Sex Marriages

Matt Baume

Florida's thrice-engaged Attorney General has submitted a flurry of briefs to stop same-sex marriages from starting.

Florida DMV Threatens Driver's Licenses of Married Same-Sex Couple
November 14 2014 2:02 PM ET

Florida Threatens Driver's Licenses of Married Gay Couple

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles is threatening a same-sex couple's driving privileges after they went public with their story surrounding the difficulty of legally changing their names.

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Must Keep Waiting to Marry
November 06 2014 7:01 PM ET

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Must Keep Waiting to Marry

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The U.S. District judge who called Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has decided to keep the ruling on hold, preventing couples from marrying — for a while.

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality
November 04 2014 11:03 PM ET

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

If the Democrats had won, they presented a clear path toward marriage equality in the state.

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear
November 01 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Tim Cook's words about discrimination highlight the need for stronger antidiscrimination laws, and not just for LGBT citizens.

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
October 30 2014 3:44 PM ET

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

Sunnivie Brydum

'I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state,' says the woman who defeated DOMA.

WATCH: Despite Ruling, Fla. AG Still Wants Marriage Decided by Supreme Court
October 29 2014 11:14 AM ET

Fla. AG Still Wants Marriage Decided by Supreme Court

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's plans to take marriage equality directly to the state supreme court don't match a recent court decision on the issue.

WATCH: Fla. Reporter Blasts Governor's 'Appalling' Marriage Equality Opposition
October 28 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Fla. Gov's 'Appalling' Opposition to Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

In offering his 'personal perspective about a politician who just refuses to take responsibility,' Florida political reporter Michael Putney had some harsh words for Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida's Twice-Divorced Attorney General Opposes Lesbian Divorce
October 24 2014 4:47 PM ET

Florida's Twice-Divorced AG Opposes Lesbian Divorce

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi takes a stand to deny a lesbian couple the right to divorce.

Transcript: The Other Awkward Moment in Florida's Governor Debate
October 16 2014 12:47 PM ET

The Other Awkward Moment in Florida's Governor Debate

Lucas Grindley

That weird delay to the start of the debate wasn't the only uncomfortable moment.

Florida AG Asks State Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Now
October 14 2014 2:48 PM ET

Florida AG Asks State Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Now

Sunnivie Brydum

After losing five times in state and federal courts attempting to defend Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, Attorney General Pam Bondi now wants the state Supreme Court to decide the issue.

PHOTOS: Orlando Pride 2014
October 13 2014 1:18 PM ET

PHOTOS: Orlando Pride Was a Wild Theme Park Ride

Advocate.com Editors

Fireworks! Rainbows! Lil' Kim! Come Out With Pride was a blast — see the photos.

Florida Governor Won't Back Down on Opposing Marriage Equality
October 09 2014 1:40 PM ET October 09 2014 2:00 PM ET

Florida Governor Won't Back Down on Opposing Marriage Equality

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida's governor and attorney general pledge to fight marriage equality despite U.S. Supreme Court recent refusal to review same-sex marriage appeals.

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