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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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Fla. man stabbed while having sex with another man in Tallahassee cemetery

Monday, July 28, 2014
Devante L. Johnson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man he was having sex with in a Tallahassee cemetery. Police say Devante L. Johnson, 18, met with the victim at the cemetery around 11 p.m. on June 24th when the stabbing occurred. [...]

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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. AG seeks to defend same-sex marriage ban in two additional lawsuits

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, whose strong defense of the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in federal court has already prompted sharp criticism, is moving to defend the ban in two other lawsuits pending in state courts. Bondi's office on Tuesday filed motions to intervene in [...]

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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. AG says she’s just doing her job when she marginalizes gay couples

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is firing back at critics who blasted her assertion in court documents last week that same-sex marriage would “impose significant public harm,” saying she is just doing her job. Bondi, who is twice divorced, said she takes exception to those who have [...]

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Fla. attorney general: Same-sex marriage would ‘impose significant public harm’

Friday, May 30, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm." [...]

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ACLU asks court to halt Fla. ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed a motion asking a federal judge to immediately stop the state from enforcing laws banning the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. [...]

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Judge denies motion by anti-gay group to intervene in Fla. marriage challenge

Saturday, April 26, 2014
U.S. District Court in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has rejected a motion by an anti-gay group which sought to intervene in two lawsuits challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Group seeks to intervene in lawsuits to preserve Florida’s gay marriage ban

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Florida-Family-Policy-Council
MIAMI -- The group that pushed Florida's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples. [...]

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