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Equality Florida launches TransAction Florida to support transgender equality

Monday, December 15, 2014
TransAction-FL
The group’s goals are to educate lawmakers, advance local and statewide equality legislation, provide workplace and classroom resources, and develop a statewide Transgender Resource Guide. [...]

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Bill to prohibit LGBT discrimination in Florida introduced with bipartisan support

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Florida lawmakers, a Democrat and a Republican, have joined forces to introduce legislation aimed at prohibit discrimination against LGBT Floridians in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. [...]

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Crist seeks nomination as Democrat after lifetime in GOP

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A campaign supporter displays a sign as former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist makes a campaign stop Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in North Miami, Fla., as Crist tries to get his old job back as a Democrat.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to select former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a nationally watched race that's part of an unlikely political comeback for Crist. [...]

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Legal handbook for LGBT Floridians available for free download

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Florida
Equality Florida Institute is providing an electronic version of the Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families free of charge on their website. The 76-page resource offers information on how LGBT Floridians can legally protect themselves and their families, including critical information about the importance of long-term planning related [...]

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Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area, ruling put on hold

Friday, July 25, 2014
Florida
MIAMI -- A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. The ruling issued by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel mirrors the decision made earlier by [...]

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Sides square off in court over Florida’s same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Marriage equality supporters rally outside a Miami-Dad courthouse on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, where a judge was holding a hearing on a challenge to Florida's same-sex marriage ban.
MIAMI -- Attorneys for six same-sex couples, the state of Florida and proponents of so-called traditional marriage squared off Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage enshrined in the state constitution by voters in 2008. Like similar cases filed across the country, the Florida gay [...]

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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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Fla. judge says three anti-gay groups can’t intervene in same-sex marriage suit

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Florida
MIAMI -- A judge in Florida ruled Tuesday that three anti-gay groups who oppose marriage equality for same-sex couples cannot intervene as parties in a state court lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel said the groups cannot enter the case as parties simply because [...]

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Plaintiffs in Fla. gay marriage suit ask court to rule ban is unconstitutional

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Plaintiffs in Equality Florida's challenge to Florida's gay marriage ban.
MIAMI -- Plaintiffs challenging Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage asked a state court on Thursday to rule that the ban is unconstitutional. [...]

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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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