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Florida Gay Rights

America's Next Great Gay Wedding Destination?

AP | JASON DEAREN and MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — With gay marriage now legal in Florida, same-sex couples from around the Deep South crossed the border Tuesday as the Sunshine St...

Palm Beach Approves HUGE Break For LGBT Employees

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 11.11.2013 | Miami

Gay and lesbian Palm Beach County government employees should no longer face a tax penalty on health insurance for their unmarried partners, the Count...

How Gay Marriage Supporters Hope To Overturn Florida Ban

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

Energized by the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, gay activists and their straight allies are chomping at the bit to overturn Florida's ban...

Once-Homophobic NBA Star First To Sign Florida Gay Marriage Petition

Posted 07.07.2013 | Miami

A former NBA star who once declared "I hate gay people" became the first person to sign a new petition seeking to legalize gay marriage in Florida. ...

Gay Couple With Green Card Want To 'Make A Difference In Florida'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 08.31.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Bulgarian graduate student and his American husband are the first gay couple in the nation to have their application f...

How DOMA Ruling Affects Florida

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.27.2013 | Miami

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and ...

WATCH: 'Anti-Gay' Museum Tells Kids They're 'Trespassing' When They Deliver Petition

Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A museum that has been accused of being "anti-gay" allegedly called the police on a group of children after the kids delivered a petition demanding fo...

Lesbian Moms Allegedly Denied A Family Membership At Children's Museum

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based lesbian couple is crying foul after a local museum allegedly refused to offer them the standard price of a family membership. Kare...

Ban On 'Gay Publicity' To Be Nixed In Florida?

The Tampa Tribune | Mike Salinero | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

TAMPA -- Eight years ago, Hillsborough County commissioners voted to ban any county promotion of gay pride events or displays. To many residents, the...

How Florida Failed Its LGBT Residents

Posted 05.09.2013 | Miami

Florida lawmakers let two important LGBT rights bills languish this year, sealing the state's reputation as an "anti-gay state" for another 12 months....

Gay Flight? Suze Orman May Leave Florida Over Marriage Equality

Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

If the Supreme Court decides to leave marriage equality up to the states to decide, will gay couples be concentrated in a few select states while the ...

Gay Man Says He Was Forced To Remove Rainbow Flag From Property

Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based gay man says he's been asked to display his rainbow flag in the back of his property after it was removed. Dave Armstrong tells WP...

Scapegoating and Proposition 8

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Katz

I acknowledge that I did little or next to nothing to help. The passage of Prop 8 has galvanized me, though, and I won't make the same mistake twice. I plan to participate now.

The Bigotry of Hope

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

You'd think if anyone would appreciate that civil rights are civil rights, it's black Americans. And that's what makes the support of some among them of such bigotry particularly appalling.

Florida Gay Marriage Ban too Close to Call

Judge David Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge David Young

Amendment 2 would make Florida one of the most backwards states in the country. This provision is certain to cause grief and suffering to thousands of couples, whether they're gay or not.

It's War Say Opponents To FL Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

Opponents to an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Florida constitution - which now appears to be headed for the November ballot - announced they in...