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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.
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.

Miami: Seventh Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. in 2015

Miami: Seventh Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. in 2015

Police are still investigating the death of Miami entertainer Kristina Gomez Reinwald as the year's number of trans women reported murdered in the U.S. continues to rise.

Gay Florida Man Stands Up to Antigay Clerk, Refuses Jury Duty

Gay Floridian Refuses Jury Duty, Citing Antigay Clerk

Chuck Chapman refused to take part in jury duty until his county begins issuing marriage licenses.

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Rep. Frank Artiles has introduced a bill that would criminalize trans people using the public same-sex facilities that match their gender identity.

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.

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