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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 Counties Dismantling Marriage Services to Prevent Officiating Same-Sex Weddings

Florida Counties Dismantle Services to Stop Weddings

Court clerks are refusing marriage services to all couples to avoid marrying same-sex couples despite being forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

BREAKING: Judge Rules ALL Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

Judge: All Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses

Judge confirms that marriages must start after his stay expires next Monday.

Clock Is Ticking on Florida Marriage Showdown

Clock Is Ticking on Florida Marriage Showdown

Florida leaders are staking out their positions ahead of a January 6 deadline — but unfortunately, nobody can agree which position is correct.

Florida Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Murdering Trans Woman

Florida Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Murdering Trans Woman

A 23-year-old Florida man has been sentenced for the murder of Ashley Sinclair (pictured), over a year after the transgender woman's murder.

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Antigay officials have one final weapon in their arsenal to stop marriage: the threat of jail time.

Supreme Court Rebuffs Florida — Marriages to Begin

Supreme Court Rejects Florida; Marriages to Begin January 6

It's more bad news for antigay Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, as the nation's highest court rejects her request to delay marriage equality in the Sunshine State after January 6.

Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages

Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages

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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Florida
January 07 2015 4:58 PM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Florida

Updated January 7: Florida became the 36th U.S. state (plus Washington, D.C.) to embrace marriage equality just after midnight on January 6, 2015.

How Florida Could Spread Marriage Equality to Neighboring States

How Florida Could Bring Marriage to Neighboring States

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

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

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

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January

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.

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