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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.
Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 17 2014 2:12 PM ET

Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A county judge in Florida has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is in violation of the constitution.

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death
June 22 2014 1:10 PM ET

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death

Parker Marie Molloy

Yaz’min Shancez's remains were found behind a Fort Myers, Fla., dumpster. Police remain without leads.

WATCH: Florida Lawmaker Warns That School Standards Will Turns Kids Gay
May 20 2014 12:31 PM ET

WATCH: School Standards Turn Kids Gay, Lawmaker Warns

Lucas Grindley

The Florida Republican's comments have ensnared Governor Rick Scott politically.

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.
February 23 2014 10:37 PM ET

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.

Trudy Ring

Gless joins the fight for marriage equality in Florida, where she has a home and where six couples have sued to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The groups involved in the suit will update the public and answer questions during a conference call Monday.

WATCH: Teen Suspended for Defending Bullied Gay Classmate
February 10 2014 2:48 PM ET

Teen Suspended for Defending Gay Classmate

Sunnivie Brydum

Mark Betterson was suspended for 10 days after he intervened in a lunchroom fight in which a gay student was reportedly being beaten.

WATCH: Senior in High School Suspended, Then Unsuspended, for Gay Porn Gig
January 21 2014 4:00 PM ET

WATCH: High School Senior Suspended for Gay Porn Gig?

Kevin OKeeffe

Robert Marucci, an 18-year-old from Brevard County, Fla., claims he was suspended for his work with adult film producer Sean Cody.

Florida Couples Sue State for Right to Marry
January 21 2014 3:24 PM ET

Florida Couples Sue State for Right to Marry

Michelle Garcia

Six Florida couples are challenging the law that bars same-sex couples from marrying.

Charlie Crist Says 'Sorry' for Supporting Florida's Marriage Ban
January 02 2014 3:04 PM ET

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' for Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

WATCH: Marco Rubio Extols Morality to 'Ex-Gay' Supporters
November 18 2013 1:59 PM ET

WATCH: Marco Rubio Extols Morality to 'Ex-Gay' Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

Florida senator Marco Rubio delivered the keynote address at an annual gathering of the right-wing Florida Family Policy Council, which supports 'ex-gay' or 'reparative' therapy.

Marco Rubio to Keynote Fund-raiser for Org. Backing 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
November 12 2013 2:03 PM ET

Marco Rubio to Address 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

The Florida Republican will serve as the keynote speaker at the antigay Florida Family Policy Council's annual fund-raiser this week.

LISTEN: Fla. Congresswoman's Inclusive Family Values Lead to Pro-Gay Kids
October 17 2013 4:37 PM ET

LISTEN: Fla. Congresswoman's Inclusive Family Values Lead to Pro-Equality Kids

Sunnivie Brydum

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz clearly raised her children right when it comes to considering marriage equality.

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