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Federal judge asked to allow same sex marriages in Fla; bans struck down in Idaho, Nevada

Release Date: 
October 7, 2014

A federal judge is being asked to allow same sex couples to marry in Florida in the wake of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a motion Tuesday with U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. Hinkle previously ruled Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling until other cases around the country were resolved.

The U.S. Supreme Court decided this week to turn away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.

Supreme Court Punts on Same-Sex Marriage Leaving Legal Limbo for Many States

Release Date: 
October 6, 2014

"The Supreme Court let several rulings overturning state laws on gay marriage stand Monday which left other states, like Florida, in legal limbo."


Watch Equality Florida Deputy Director discuss what the U.S. Supreme Court's decision means for marriage in Florida by clicking here.

What high court action on same-sex marriage means for Florida

Release Date: 
October 6, 2014

Written by: Dan Sweeney

The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear same-sex marriage appeals from five states means that in Florida, the final word on the subject will likely come from the federal appeals court or the state supreme court.

Supporters of same-sex marriage are asking the federal judge who overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriages – and then promptly stayed his own decision – to now allow couples to get married.

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Arlene Goldberg officially listed as wife of Carol Goldwasser on death certificate

Broward Equality Connection at Chill Wine Lounge

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Mixer
Location: 
Chill Wine Lounge
1828 E Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
 
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Tallahassee Equality Connection at Proof Brewing Company!

Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Mixer
Location: 
Proof Brewing Company - Railroad Square Location
644 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
 
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Hillsborough amends HRO, proceeds with registry formation

Release Date: 
October 2, 2014

Written by: Staff Report

Tampa – With a unanimous vote, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a law prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which became effective immediately, re-establishes protections that were eliminated in the 1990s, when that former commission repealed amendments to its human rights ordinance protecting the gay community.

Naples Equality Connection at Greek Gourmet!

Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Greek Gourmet
2196 Airport Pulling Rd S.
Naples, FL 34112
 
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Organizing for Equality in Jacksonville

Release Date: 
September 29, 2014

Written by: Marty Rouse

HRC is proud to work alongside Equality Florida and Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN) as part of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality.

Together we hope to bring Jacksonville in line with every other major city in America with the passage of a fully-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

FLGLFF's Screening of The Film - "Queen of Amsterdam"

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

We are proud to be a community partner for the film "Queen of Amsterdam" at this years Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival!

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