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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.
Orlando Episcopal Cathedral Will Baptize Gay Couple's Son After All

Orlando Episcopal Cathedral Will Baptize Gay Couple's Son After All

The news comes in the wake of controversy over the initial postponement of the baptism.

Florida Gay Couple Denied Baptism for Son Will Meet With Bishop

Florida Gay Couple Denied Baptism for Son Will Meet With Bishop

The couple had used social media to go public with the controversy over their son's baptism in an Episcopal church.

BREAKING: Florida's Trans Bathroom Bill Dies

#WeNeedToPee Victory in Florida

It's the final flush for Florida's proposed bill to restrict public bathrooms by "biological sex."

Florida Senate OK's Repeal of Ban on Adoption by Gays, Sends to Governor

Florida: Repeal of Adoption Ban Gets OK, Sent to Governor

The repeal measure, which has already passed the House, received bipartisan approval in the Senate after emotional debate.

Florida Poised to Approve Antigay 'License to Discriminate' in Adoptions

Florida Kills Antigay 'License to Discriminate' in Adoptions

The state Senate turned back an effort to write discriminatory language into adoption law.

WATCH: Two Arrested in Mob Attack on Orlando Gay Man

WATCH: Two Arrested in Mob Attack on Orlando Gay Man

As many as 10 people jumped the man, and police are trying to identify additional suspects.

Florida Bakers Threatened After Refusing to Decorate Cake With Antigay Message
April 07 2015 7:42 PM ET

Florida Bakery Refuses Antigay Cake Order

Supporters of a ranting evangelist are threatening employees of a bakery who refused to decorate a cake with an antigay message.

Florida May Allow Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gays

Florida May Allow Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gays

An odious bill advances in the Florida House.

Meet America's Transphobic 'Bathroom Cops'

Meet America's Newest 'Bathroom Cops'

Trans? Need to use the bathroom? Not if the potty police in these six states have anything to do about it!

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.

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