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Today, October 1st, nearly 3 million more Floridians become eligible to receive quality, affordable health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace (previously called “Exchanges”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
Visiting HealthCare.gov is your first step toward obtaining quality, affordable health insurance through the Marketplace.
President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.
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 resolution in support of marriage equality, adding yet another collective voice on this important economic issue.
Written by: Tony Merevick
State officials in Florida filed appeals Thursday to a federal court ruling that found the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional.
LGBT advocates and marriage equality proponents had urged Republican Gov. Rick Scott to leave the Aug. 21 ruling unopposed in court. With no appeal in the cases, Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott, advocates had hoped same-sex couples would be able to marry in the state as soon as later this month.
Written by: Steve Benen
For proponents of civil rights and marriage equality, the last year has been remarkably successful, though there have been some recent bumps in the road. A state court in Tennessee, for example, interrupted the winning streak last week, while the U.S. Supreme Court halted Virginia marriages that had been set to begin today.
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 freedoms as their neighbors.
Meet our other plaintiffs and watch their videos at www.ImEngaged.org/couples.
It has been an exciting year!