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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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Florida AG wants appeals court to extend stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking to keep intact the state's ban on same-sex marriage until ongoing appeals have finished. [...]

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Florida AG appeals same-sex marriage rulings in state, federal appeals courts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed appeals in both state and federal appeals courts, seeking to overturn a number of rulings declaring Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional by declaring that the trial courts' rulings "were wrong." [...]

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Founder of popular South Florida gay website dies after being hit by vehicles

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Mark Haines
MIAMI — The founder of the popular South Florida gay travel and entertainment website Mark’s List died Friday after he was struck by a pickup truck and two other vehicles as he crossed U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys. [...]

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Married, gay couple told they’ll lose their drivers’ licenses over name change

Friday, November 14, 2014
Daniel (left) and Scott Wall-Desousa
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida couple who used their New York marriage license to change their names on their Florida drivers' licenses have been notified by the state Department of Motor Vehicles warning them that they are both in danger of losing their licenses. [...]

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Federal judge won’t lift stay in Florida same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida federal judge will not lift a stay of his ruling in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning state officials can continue to pursue an appeal. [...]

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Florida marriage plaintiffs lead parade as Fantasy Fest wraps in Key West

Monday, October 27, 2014
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who launched a landmark challenge to Florida’s same-sex marriage ban, led Saturday night’s procession atop a “wedding cake” float surrounded by 33 other couples in wedding attire.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- The elaborate 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking ended Sunday on this subtropical island, following its highlight late-night parade that featured grand marshals who pioneered the Florida Keys' fight for marriage equality. [...]

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Same-sex marriage appeal won’t go directly to Florida Supreme Court

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
MIAMI -- A Florida appeals court has refused to allow Attorney General Pam Bondi take the state's same-sex marriage ban directly to the Florida Supreme Court. The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Friday indicated it will likely rule itself on previous decisions striking down the Miami-Dade and Monroe counties [...]

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Florida AG Pam Bondi asks federal court to keep gay marriage ban in place

Friday, October 24, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants a federal judge to keep the state's ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Bondi on Friday contended in a court filing that there was a "great public interest in stability of the law" and [...]

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Florida AG Pam Bondi files opposition to same-sex couple’s divorce

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner. [...]

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