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  • Posted on September 30, 2014 - 4:11pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Morgan Smith (Jacksonville Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Morgan Smith and I am currently studying Child Psychology at Florida State College of Jacksonville. I have aspirations...
  • Posted on September 27, 2014 - 2:56pm by Sue.

    Two important votes are happening at the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday, October 1st. The Domestic Partnership Registry (DPR) and the Human Rights Ordinance (HERO). Both are important to our community and we...
  • Posted on September 26, 2014 - 3:26pm by Sue.

    Fort Lauderdale Chamber Passes Resolution in Support of The Freedom To Marry The Board of Directors of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the largest organization of businesses in Broward County, Florida, has approved a...
  • Posted on September 25, 2014 - 12:37pm by brittany.

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in Florida, James Domer Brenner and Charles Dean Jones, have been together for 26 years. They love life in North Florida and look forward to the day they have the same...
  • Posted on September 22, 2014 - 2:12pm by Sue.

      Today should have been the day Florida’s marriage ban ended forever, but Pam Bondi and Rick Scott made sure it didn’t and are continuing to block thousands of Floridians from marrying the person they love...
  • Posted on September 17, 2014 - 12:13pm by Sue.

    MIAMI  In the past 24 hours  Miami Dade leaders voted unanimously to move forward on adding Gender Identity/Expression in Miami-Dade. The coalition led by SAVE brought the issue back after it had been sidelined...
  • Posted on September 9, 2014 - 10:58am by brittany.

    Governor Scott, My name is Donna Brown and I have lived in our great State of Florida for more than 45 years. My partner has lived here over 24 years. We have been in a loving, committed and caring relationship for 9 years...
  • Posted on September 5, 2014 - 11:49am by brittany.

    UPDATE: (9/9/2014) Earlier this afternoon, Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen cancelled the Wednesday, September 10 hearing on the same sex divorce case. According to the judge's order, the Florida Attorney General was not...
  • Posted on September 4, 2014 - 6:33pm by brittany.

    Appeal filed to U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling declaring Florida’s Marriage Ban Unconstitutional: Background: Late this afternoon Florida Attorney General’s office filed the appeal on behalf of...
  • Posted on September 3, 2014 - 7:36pm by brittany.

    FL Cowboys Are Ready For The Freedom To Marry On August 21, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the freedom to marry and respect for marriages legally performed between same-sex couples in other...
  • Posted on September 2, 2014 - 9:13pm by brittany.

    FAIRNESS PREVAILS IN ATLANTIC BEACH: ANTI-EQUALITY ACTIVISTS FAIL TO COLLECT SIGNATURES TO PUT EQUALITY TO A VOTE When the Atlantic Beach commission passed an ordinance banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Posted on August 29, 2014 - 4:22pm by brittany.

    Crist Urges Scott to Declare That Florida Will Not Challenge Latest Federal Decision on Marriage for All (August 29, 2014) St. Petersburg, Fla -- Charlie Crist sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott today urging him to declare...
  • Posted on August 28, 2014 - 1:49pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Rolando Blanco (Orlando Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... I am a 21 year old Cuban-American born and raised in South Florida from the town of Miramar, FL. I currently am a Senior in the...
  • Posted on August 27, 2014 - 3:13pm by brittany.

    Orange County Florida Mayor Teresa Jacobs Announces Support for The Freedom to Marry (August 27, 2014) -- In an interview with Watermark publisher Tom Dyer that was published today, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs voiced...
  • Posted on August 27, 2014 - 2:55pm by brittany.

    (August 27, 2014) Earlier today, the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal sent a request to the Florida Supreme Court asking them to take on a Hillsborough County marriage case and rule on the constitutionally of Florida...
  • Posted on August 25, 2014 - 3:47pm by Sue.

    All summer long in an appalling display of election year cowardice, Governor Rick Scott has been in a crouch position attempting to hide behind Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue of same sex marriage.   That ends...
  • Posted on August 21, 2014 - 3:48pm by brittany.

    (August 21, 2014) - Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that Florida's discriminatory state ban excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. The ruling has...
  • Posted on August 20, 2014 - 8:02am by brittany.

    (Tampa – August 19, 2014) – "Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Florida," a new study released today by UCLA’s Williams Institute, shows that Florida’s economy...
  • Posted on August 14, 2014 - 11:50am by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Gregory Hines (Orlando Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Gregory Hines, and I am originally from Miami, Florida. I Received my A.A. Degree from Miami-Dade College and moved to...
  • Posted on August 11, 2014 - 12:27pm by Sue.

    Julion Evans-Capers & Kendall Capers A shameful story out of Tampa continues to grab national and even international headlines and we need you to stand with us in confronting bigotry. T.W. Jenkins,...
  • Posted on August 8, 2014 - 12:38pm by Sue.

    (AP WIRE) Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. Attorney General Pam Bondi...
  • Posted on August 5, 2014 - 1:58pm by brittany.

    STEPHEN SCHLAIRET & OZZIE RUSS: COWBOYS FOR MARRIAGE FREEDOM IN FLORIDA Plaintiffs in a lawsuit for marriage freedom in Florida, Stephen and Ozzie have been together for 16 years. They love the country life in North...
  • Posted on August 4, 2014 - 2:24pm by Sue.

    Today, Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen struck down Florida’s marriage ban, affirming that the denial of marriage equality to same-sex couples in Florida is unconstitutional.  The judge's ruling applies to...
  • Posted on August 1, 2014 - 4:14pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Devon Olefson (South Florida Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Devon Olefson. I’m nineteen years old, and I’m going into my sophomore year at Sarah Lawrence College...
  • Posted on July 31, 2014 - 4:06pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida Institute is hosting a Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Monday, August 4 at 6 PM to address the status of the fight for marriage equality in Florida. Equality Florida Institute is a plaintiff, along with six same-six...
  • Posted on July 30, 2014 - 4:59pm by brittany.

    On Monday, July 28, Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger was on WFLA discussing marriage for same-sex couples. Stemberger openly supports the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Florida and works to...
  • Posted on July 29, 2014 - 4:43pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida Applauds Charlie Crist for Commitment to Signing an Executive Order for LGBT Equality if Elected Governor (St. Petersburg)- Equality Florida, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (...
  • Posted on July 29, 2014 - 12:35pm by Sue.

    A majority of the Republican-led commission announce their support. July 29, 2014 (Orlando) - Equality Florida applauds a bipartisan group of Orange County elected officials for supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex...
  • Posted on July 25, 2014 - 5:56pm by brittany.

    July 25, 2014 - Moments ago, Miami-Dade County Judge Zabel ruled that Florida's marriage ban is unconstitutional! There is an immediate stay on the ruling, which means no wedding bells in Florida just yet.  To read...
  • Posted on July 22, 2014 - 10:00am by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Amanda Nowlin (Jacksonville Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Amanda Nowlin, and I am a Women Studies major at The University of West Florida with a double minor in Sociology...
  • Posted on July 21, 2014 - 1:52pm by row.

      Last November, my good friends Coco and Philip announced the news that the twins they were having through in vitro fertilization and surrogacy had reached 6 month's gestation.  We breathed a collective sigh...
  • Posted on July 21, 2014 - 11:50am by Sue.

    STATEMENT FROM EQUALITY FLORIDA RE ATTORNEYS’ MOTION TO LIFT THE STAY ON OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN MONROE COUNTY, FL From Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida:  “In his ruling, Judge...
  • Posted on July 17, 2014 - 2:23pm by Sue.

    Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Florida (Miami, FL, July 17, 2014)—Today, a state trial court in Monroe County issued a decision striking down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples and...
  • Posted on July 17, 2014 - 10:42am by Sue.

    - By Rick Hill, Equality Florida Development Officer I’ve spent many years as a fundraiser in this march we’re on for full equality. I thought that my tenure had prepared me for any challenge I might face but, I...
  • Posted on July 12, 2014 - 11:53pm by row.

    This is a follow up blog to "Being Betsy" posted last week.  This blog is written by Betsy herself. Last week, Row wrote a blog for Equality Florida called “Being Betsy” – I am Betsy. ...
  • Posted on July 4, 2014 - 6:22pm by row.

    Much has already been written about what happened Wednesday in Miami at the first hearing on marriage equality in Florida: the brilliance of our legal team's arguments challenging Florida's discriminatory ban on...
  • Posted on July 2, 2014 - 5:56pm by Sue.

    (Miami, FL, July 2, 2014)—Today, a state trial court in Miami heard oral argument on a motion filed in May by six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute challenging Florida laws barring same-sex couples from...
  • Posted on June 30, 2014 - 12:08pm by Sue.

    My "wild" photos from Pride! I grew up in small town Iowa. I spent a good part of my adult life in a midwest small city. There were no pride parades. None. There were some gay celebrations. A gay bar in the...
  • Posted on June 27, 2014 - 11:42am by Sue.

    (June 27, 2014) – Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has filed an amicus brief today in support of the marriage equality lawsuit Pareto v. Ruvin, which is set for a hearing on July 2 before Judge Sarah Zabel in the...
  • Posted on June 25, 2014 - 1:25pm by brittany.

    KARLA ARGUELLO & CATHY PARETO "You know, the funny thing is, I feel married already. Karla and I have been together forever. We own a home together. We plan for retirement together. We have a son together....