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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.
Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages
December 17 2014 2:47 PM ET

Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages

Trudy Ring

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has seemed amenable to similar requests in other states, so marriage equality may not be quite so imminent in Florida.

Florida's Pam Bondi Makes Final Play to Keep Marriage Ban
December 16 2014 1:22 PM ET

Florida's Pam Bondi Makes Final Play to Keep Marriage Ban

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi is trying to derail marriage equality, yet again.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Florida
December 09 2014 7:00 AM ET December 17 2014 3:31 PM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Florida

Matt Baume

Updated December 17: Get up to speed on the flurry of legal decisions that keep trying to bring marriage equality to Florida.

How Florida Could Spread Marriage Equality to Neighboring States
December 05 2014 8:00 AM ET

How Florida Could Bring Marriage to Neighboring States

Matt Baume

After marriage begins next month in Florida, it might not be long before Alabama and Georgia join in.

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate
December 04 2014 2:35 PM ET

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The ordinance extends nondiscrimination protections to trans people in housing, public accommodations, and employment.

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January
December 03 2014 5:08 PM ET

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January

Sunnivie Brydum

State officials can still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of extending a hold on a pro-equality ruling; otherwise, marriages begin January 6.

Florida Republican Makes Another Attempt at Pro-LGBT Rights Bill
November 26 2014 2:42 PM ET

Florida Republican Makes Another Attempt at Pro-LGBT Rights Bill

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Republican state representative Holly Raschien helped bridge the gap to file the employment nondiscrimination bill that has failed several times.

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.

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