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Crist promises Day 1 order banning LGBT discrimination in state agencies

| Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Charlie Crist
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he will sign five executive orders on his first day back in office if he's elected in November. Crist made the announcement Tuesday. He also said he would sign orders banning discrimination against gay and transgender employees at agencies under his control and their contractors, and another to require ...

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist files brief in support of marriage equality

| Monday, June 30, 2014
Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- Former Florida governor Charlie Crist on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of the marriage equality in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit, Pareto v. Ruvin, was filed in January in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Equality Florida Institute and six same-sex couples, and is one of four lawsuits challenging ...

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Fla. gay rights group endorses Charlie Crist for governor

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
Charlie Crist
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Florida's largest gay rights advocacy group has endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist for governor. The endorsement is a boon for Crist, who still faces some skepticism from Democratic activists who consider his political conversion dubious.

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Charlie Crist wages populist campaign for Florida governor

| Saturday, February 8, 2014
Chris O'Meara, AP (File)Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- When former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist announced he'd run for his old job as a Democrat in 2014, party leaders rejoiced at the prospect of a pragmatic candidate able to win back centrist Republicans and independent voters who had soured on incumbent Rick Scott.

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Six same-sex couples sue to overturn Fla. gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
NCLRPlaintiffs (from left): Don Johnston and Jorge Isaias Diaz, Jeff and Todd Delmay, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price, Vanessa and Melane Alenier, Summer Grace and Pamela Faerber. (Nit pictured: Catherina Pareta and Karla Arguello.)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Six same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit in South Florida seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Charlie Crist apologizes for supporting efforts to ban same-sex marriage in Fla.

| Thursday, January 2, 2014
Charlie Crist
In an extraordinary interview, Florida’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist apologized last month for having supported efforts to ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot in that state in 2008.

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Tea Party leader: Florida GOP is being taken over by gay ‘thugs’

| Saturday, November 30, 2013
Danita Kilcullen, seen here in her mug shot from May 2011 after being arrested for kicking a police officer during a political rally.
The co-founder of the Florida Tea Party says the local Republican Party in Broward County, Fla., is being taken over by gay "thugs."

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Florida’s Charlie Crist plots political comeback as Democrat

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Charlie Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards.

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Marriage equality advocates hope to repeal Florida’s ban on gay marriage

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A group that supports same-sex marriage in Florida said Wednesday that it isn't confident an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling will nullify the state's gay marriage ban and is starting a public opinion campaign while waiting for the court to decide.

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist says he supports same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 9, 2013
Charlie Crist
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist has declared his support for same-sex marriage.

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