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Posted on 2007-07-13 by Anonymous.
USA Today Editorial June 24th, 2007 When states bar gay unions, domestic couples lose perks
Posted on 2007-03-27 by Anonymous.
Update on Largo Discrimination CaseSat., March 24, 2007 The discriminatory firing of Steve Stanton, the 14-year city manager of Largo, Florida, was finalized late last night after a record six-hour hearing. Equality Florida has been front and center in supporting Stanton throughout this tedious process. We wanted to provide our members with a special update on what happened last night -- and over the past few weeks -- with regards to this situation.
Posted on 2006-11-06 by Anonymous.
SAVE THE DATE - Nov 18th Florida Coalition for Fair Adoption SummitClick Here To RSVP Today:http://ga4.org/Equalityflorida/events/adoptionsummit/details.tcl If you haven't already, please RSVP for the Coalition for Fair Adoption Summit scheduled for Nov 18th in St. Petersburg. The Summit is divided into two parts and you are welcome to attend both.
Posted on 2006-11-06 by Anonymous.
The NJ Marriage Decision The case is Lewis v. Harris, 2006 Westlaw 3019750 (NJ Sup. Ct., Oct. 25, 2006). New Jersey Court Says Same-Sex Couples Are Constitutionally Entitled to Rights of Marriage but Not to Marriage Itself; Dissenters argue for full marriage rights BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD
Posted on 2006-08-23 by Anonymous.
USA TodayWed Aug 23, 7:11 AM ET Same-sex marriage is surely a civil right By Sheryl McCarthy As the debate rages over whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry, I'm disappointed whenever I hear other African-Americans say, "No, they shouldn't." We're more opposed to same-sex marriage than whites are, according to a June survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which found that 65% of African-Americans are against it compared with 53% of whites.I understand the reasons.
Posted on 2006-08-23 by Anonymous.
Same-sex marriage is surely a civil right Same-sex marriage is surely a civil right By Sheryl McCarthyUSA TodayWed Aug 23, 7:11 AM ET
Posted on 2006-08-08 by Anonymous.
First Coast Pride week was this past week (July 29th-August 6th) in Jacksonville and all of the events were able to avoid rain, for the most part. Temperatures were the typical 90's of August, but that didn't stop thousands of attendees from having a great time! Equality Florida was able to gather nearly 1000 signatures for Marriage Equality and 7 of those who signed also expressed interest in volunteering in the future with Equality Florida. American Idol's Kimberly Locke was the headliner and she was amazing!
Posted on 2006-08-07 by Anonymous.
Florida Governor: Crist (R) Lead Narrows Crist (R) 47%, Davis (D) 42% August 1, 2006 Republican Attorney General Charlie CristIn the sunshine state's competitive gubernatorial contest, Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist is still polling better against two Democrats than is Republican State Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher. But the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Democratic Congressman Jim Davis gaining ground.
Posted on 2006-07-26 by Anonymous.
Ferlita draws fire from primary foe In a five way race, one candidate zeroes in on the City Council member, questioning her Republican credentials. By JANET ZINK, Times Staff WriterPublished July 26, 2006TAMPA - Brad Swanson has three opponents in the Republican primary for Hillsborough County Commission, but he's coming out swinging at one: City Council member Rose Ferlita.
Posted on 2006-06-06 by Anonymous.
The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County has awarded a $210,000 planning grant to the newly formed Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) Youth. The Alliance is made up of six highly respected community organizations, including: Equality Florida, Switchboard of Miami, GLSEN South Florida, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Pridelines Youth Services and The YES Institute.
Posted on 2006-06-05 by Anonymous.
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO JOIN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FAIR-MINDED FLORIDIANS AS WE STAND UP AND OPPOSE PUTTING DISCRIMINATION IN THE US CONSTITUTION. For those who have already responded, our efforts are payingoff. Nearly 10,000 Equality Florida supporters have eithercalled or emailed Senator Nelson to thank him as he stands upfor equality and fairness.
Posted on 2006-06-05 by Anonymous.
St. Petersburg Times Letters to the Editor 1) Ad tried to hide mean-spirited agendaRe: Focus on the Family Action ad, May 31. After reading this ad asking citizens to call and encourage Sen. Bill Nelson to support the Marriage Protection Amendment, I feel compelled to share two thoughts with the Focus on the Family people. First, as a compassionate member of society and an educator, my concern is only that every child have a loving, involved parent or two, regardless of gender.
Posted on 2006-05-09 by Anonymous.
Cretul will fight partner benefits By JACK STRIPLINGSun staff writer Rep. Larry Cretul failed to pass a controversial piece of legislation last week, but he says he still opposes the use of taxpayer dollars to fund health-care plans that benefit partners of gay university employees. "I'm not at all embarrassed or ashamed of the bill, and it will be a continued effort," said Cretul, R-Ocala. "I haven't given up on the issue. If I get re-elected, we will revisit the bill and revisit the issue."
Posted on 2006-05-06 by Anonymous.
You can download the testimony at:http://www.eqfl.org/NadineSenate2006.wav Florida Safe Schools CoalitionSenate Education Committee Anti-Bullying Testimony- April 25th Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
Posted on 2006-05-04 by Anonymous.
Four anonymous elected officials reported to the media that Rep. Ralph Arza used a racial slur repeatedly to disparage the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools.Equality Florida wrote to the legislature calling for a full investigation and appropriate sanctions if the allegations are shown to be true.
Posted on 2006-05-02 by Anonymous.
Schools may ban hurtful T-shirt slogans SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Public schools can bar clothing with slogans that are hurtful, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in the case of a student who wore a T-shirt saying "Homosexuality is shameful." The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals backed a San Diego-area high school's argument that it was entitled to tell a student to remove a T-shirt with that message.
Posted on 2006-04-28 by Anonymous.
New poll: A tossup governor's race By ADAM C. SMITH, Times Political EditorPublished April 20, 2006 Get ready for a very unpredictable governor's race. Just as many political observers started to wonder if America's biggest battleground state had slipped safely into the Republican column, a new poll shows the race to succeed Gov. Jeb Bush wide open, with the major Democratic and major Republican candidates effectively tied.
Posted on 2006-04-26 by Anonymous.
Update from Tallahassee- Progress on Anti-Bullying Bill- April 25th Good news! Today the FL House of Representatives amended the pending anti-bullying legislation so that our state’s strongest existing safe schools policies will not be repealed.
Posted on 2006-03-17 by Anonymous.
Prominent leaders from the Christian right have warned Republicans they must do more to advance conservative values ahead of the US mid-term elections.Their message to Congress, controlled by Republicans, is "must do better". Support from about a quarter of Americans who describe themselves as evangelicals was a factor in President George W Bush's two election victories. The Republicans will need to keep them onboard if they are to retain control of Congress in November.