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Today, Millions of Floridians Become Eligible for Affordable Health Insurance

 

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.

Pres Obama Includes Gay Parents in Adoption Proclamation

President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.

Fight For Marriage Equality Comes Down To Key Decision Friday

Release Date: 
October 24, 2014

Written by: Lauren Munsey

It is a critical day for the marriage equality movement in the Sunshine State.

Attorney General Pam Bondi has until midnight tonight to respond to a federal judge's request to lift a stay and allow marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples in Florida.

The decision coming days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of five circuit court rulings that found state gay marriage bans unconstitutional.

BREAKING: AG Bondi Seeks To Delay Marriage in Florida...Again

PLAYING POLITICS, FLORIDA’S AG BONDI PETITIONS FOR EXTENDED STAY IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY RULING

Equality Florida Calls On AG Bondi To Let Marriage Come To Florida

AS FRIDAY DEADLINE NEARS, EQUALITY FLORIDA CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL BONDI TO LET MARRIAGE EQUALITY COME TO FLORIDA

Group asks Bondi not to oppose lifting stay in marriage decision

Florida AG wants high court ruling on same-sex marriage

Release Date: 
October 14, 2014

Written by: Gary Fineout

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has repeatedly called it her duty to defend the state's ban on gay marriage, now wants the state's highest court to decide whether the constitutional amendment is legal.

Bondi's office filed a request late Monday with the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami that asks the court to immediately send two consolidated cases to the Florida Supreme Court for a decision. In both cases, judges declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Lee County's leave policy leaves same-sex couple in the lurch

Release Date: 
October 20, 2014

Written by: Melanie Payne

Patty Chafatelli and Bonnie Bahr were married last year in Washington. Saturday was their one-year anniversary. What should have been a happy day was marred by grief. The two Cape Coral women were in New Jersey, making final arrangements for Chafatelli's mom Dorothy who died Oct. 10.

Bahr, who works for Lee County, has missed a week of work. And she needs to stay longer because the wet weather delayed the scheduled burial in the family plot in New Jersey, as Dorothy had wished.

Florida Supreme Court should give a definitive “Yes” to same-sex marriage legalization

Release Date: 
October 15, 2014

Written by: Brandon Shaik

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi turned heads Monday night when she demanded the Florida Supreme Court make a definitive decision on gay marriage in the Sunshine State.

Currently, gay marriage is legal in 29 U.S. states. Of these, 12 legalized gay marriage this month alone, according to CNN. Bondi is arguing that Florida’s citizens need a firm and permanent answer regarding gay marriage, as soon as possible, and she couldn’t be more right.