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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.
Miami: Seventh Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. in 2015

Miami: Seventh Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. in 2015

Police are still investigating the death of Miami entertainer Kristina Gomez Reinwald as the year's number of trans women reported murdered in the U.S. continues to rise.

Gay Florida Man Stands Up to Antigay Clerk, Refuses Jury Duty

Gay Floridian Refuses Jury Duty, Citing Antigay Clerk

Chuck Chapman refused to take part in jury duty until his county begins issuing marriage licenses.

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Rep. Frank Artiles has introduced a bill that would criminalize trans people using the public same-sex facilities that match their gender identity.

Right-Wingers: Throw Out Pro-Equality Judges — or Ignore Rulings

Right-Wingers: Throw Out or Ignore Pro-Equality Judges

They're saying the judges don't have the right to establish marriage equality — under the Constitution or under God.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Backlash Has Only Just Begun

WATCH: Marriage Equality Backlash Has Only Just Begun

Minor inconveniences like an uncooperative bakery or an incorrect driver's license could turn into far worse discrimination if homophobes get their way.

WATCH: Florida Wedding Planner Can't and Won't Work with Lesbian Couple

Fla. Wedding Planner Can't and Won't Work with Lesbian Couple

'Due to my strong personal belief I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples,' the planner wrote. She also told the couple she was already booked for their requested date.

Florida Men Get Marriage Recognition, New Driver's Licenses

Florida Men Get Marriage Recognition, New Driver's Licenses

Florida had previously refused to recognize the couple's marriage for the purpose of changing their name on their driver's licenses.

Even With Marriage Equality, Florida Laws Still Hostile to LGBTs

Even With Marriage Equality, Florida Laws Still Hostile to LGBTs

Even though gay and lesbian couples can now marry in Florida, there's still lots more work to be done.

Marco Rubio Doesn't Think Courts 'Have The Power' to Define Marriage
January 12 2015 7:08 PM ET

Rubio: Courts Don't Have the Power to Define Marriage

The Florida senator and presidential contender can hardly be taken at his word when reacting to gay and lesbian couples marrying in his home state.

WATCH: Pam Bondi Fought Same-Sex Marriage Due to 'Uniformity'

WATCH: Pam Bondi’s Pitiful Excuse for Fighting Marriage

Florida's attorney general says her desire for legal consistency was behind her repeated attempts to delay same-sex marriage.

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