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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.

Both sides of the debate are digging in their heels, with supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance demanding 'all or nothing,' while those opposed are equally entrenched. 

December 16 2015 5:34 PM

Failing to list both parents is clearly unconstitutional, so a federal court should order the state to do so without a trial, the couples say.

December 14 2015 5:06 PM

A Florida activist will put up a Festivus pole — as featured in the sitcom Seinfeld — in rainbow colors at the state capitol.

December 11 2015 5:17 PM

Annise Parker tells residents of Jacksonville to not fall for the lies that sunk her city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

 

December 01 2015 7:58 PM

Less than a week after opponents of a non-discrimination ordinance faced-off with supporters, Jacksonville, Fla. neighborhoods were targeted with hateful leaflets.

November 23 2015 5:05 PM

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has never shied away from talking about her son, Rodrigo, but now they're telling their story to a national audience.

November 02 2015 9:16 AM

Pawn Stars host Rick Harrison fears 'massive liberal PC police' could cost him his show and cites transgender bathroom accommodations as an example.

November 02 2015 8:58 AM
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