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.

The National Religious Broadcasters group has ambitious plans to roll back LGBT rights. Its annual convention is coming up, just miles from the Pulse nightclub.

February 23 2017 5:33 AM

The Sunshine State remains one of the biggest without such a law, but this year backers are feeling hopeful.

February 16 2017 4:30 AM

Al Salman told reporters his niece knew nothing of Omar Mateen's plot to massacre dozens of people at the Orlando, Fla. nightclub in June 2016. Also Wednesday, Noor Salman pleaded not guilty.

January 18 2017 4:11 PM

Craig Jungwirth is spending at least one more weekend in jail, before a court hearing Monday that could potentially set him free, now that federal charges against him have been dropped.

January 07 2017 9:30 AM

The FBI said Craig Jungwirth posted threats on Facebook in August 2016, including one to launch a Labor Day attack bigger than the Pulse massacre. But prosecutors said the evidence was weak.

January 05 2017 12:09 PM

Beginning in the early morning hours, friends, families and neighbors took part in memorial services for the 49 people killed six months ago Monday at the nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

December 12 2016 7:01 PM

The anonymous letter was disturbing but couldn't squash their spirit.

November 28 2016 6:18 PM