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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.

The failed presidential candidate had said earlier that the Orlando tragedy was a factor in his consideration of a second Senate term.

June 22 2016 3:26 PM Updated

C-SPAN cameras are not allowed to show the sit-in, so Democrats have started streaming the protest live using Periscope and Facebook. 

June 22 2016 1:24 PM Updated

While not dismissing or confirming reports the Orlando gunman had engaged in same-sex relationships, the A.G. declared "this was clearly an act of terror and an act of hate."

June 21 2016 10:35 PM

The man told Univision that Omar Mateen's motive was not "terrorism" but rather a revenge attack on Puerto Ricans. 

June 21 2016 9:00 PM Updated

"Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist," wrote Ocean in a lucid Tumblr post, about the Orlando shootings. 

June 21 2016 8:24 PM

 “When I said that if, within the Orlando club, you had some people with guns, I was obviously talking about additional guards or employees,” said Trump.

June 21 2016 1:01 PM

One reporter called the shootings "not only a shock here but a rupture, a tear in Orlando’s protective bubble through which its queer community can now see the cruelties of the rest of the country."

June 21 2016 3:13 AM