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Written by: Meredith Rutland
A long-standing controversy about whether Jacksonville should alter its non-discrimination laws to include sexualorientation and gender is bound to be a contentious subject in this spring’s mayoral and City Council elections.
In 2012, the Jacksonville City Council voted against adding “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression” to the list of protected classes.The issue is expected to come up again in the City Council within the next year.
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.
Written by: SAMANTHA ROSENTHAL
Deltona, Fla.- Two families are pushing back against Volusia School Board policies that prevent their transgender children from using restrooms and facilities aligned with their gender identities.
Written by: Jessi Smith
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
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.