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Florida Man Accused Of Attempting To Murder Lesbian Couple And Their 8 Children

by David Badash ● 9:25 AM April 4, 2014
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73-year old Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva, reportedly a registered sex offender, is in jail, arrested for the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children.

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Florida State Representative Joe Saunders Gives Lawmakers The Gay Perspective

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 5, 2014
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Video: Florida State Rep. Joe Saunders added something to the debate today that has been missing too often in the past – the LGBT perspective.

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Florida Middle School Students Sue To Start Gay-Straight Alliance Club

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:39 PM February 20, 2014
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Students from Carver Middle School in Leesburg, Florida went to court this week, asking to be allowed to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at their school.

Marriage

Is Florida Next? Six Same-Sex Couples Sue For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 11:53 AM January 21, 2014
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On the same day California voters passed Prop 8, Florida voters passed a similar constitutional ban on same-sex marriage Now six Florida couples are suing for their right to marry.

Discrimination

Federal Judge Rules Florida May Not Drug Test Welfare Applicants

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:46 PM January 2, 2014
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A federal judge has struck down a Florida law that would have required drug testing for all applicants seeking public assistance.

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ENDA Picks Up Another Democratic Senate Sponsor: Florida’s Bill Nelson

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM October 29, 2013
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After Harry Reid announced yesterday ENDA will come to the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced he will support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Civil Rights

Kaitlyn Hunt And Florida Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:05 AM October 3, 2013
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UPDATED: Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old Florida student who was charged with sexual battery on a minor for her consensual relationship with a 15-year old fellow student, has agreed to a plea bargain.

Civil Rights

Florida Police Officer Will Not Face Charges After Running Over A Black Man

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:29 AM September 25, 2013
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VIDEO: A DeLand, Florida police officer will face no criminal charges for killing a 38-year-old black man by running the man over with his patrol car as he ran through a vegetable garden.

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Breaking: Diana Nyad Successfully Completes Swim From Cuba To Florida (Video, Photos)

by David Badash ● 2:14 PM September 2, 2013
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Diana Nyad just became the first person to successfully swim 103 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida — without a shark cage.

Discrimination

Florida Teen Kaitlyn Hunt Arrested On Felony Charges For Sex With Her Underage Girlfriend

by David Badash ● 9:11 AM August 20, 2013
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Kaitlyn Hunt is the Florida teen fighting felony sex offender charges after the parents of her younger high school girlfriend demanded her arrest when they learned their daughter was dating a lesbian.

Guns

Florida Opens Hearing On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law, Then Puts Closed Mind In Charge

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:56 AM August 7, 2013
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“I don’t support changing one damn comma of the Stand Your Ground Law.” – The Florida State Representative appointed to chair the hearing on the law – Rep. Matt Gaetz

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ObamaCare Tanning Tax ‘Is A Racist Tax’ Says GOP US Congressman From Florida

by David Badash ● 3:45 PM August 6, 2013
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Florida Republican U.S. Congressman (and veterinarian), Ted Yoho, says ObamaCare’s ten percent tax on tanning bed usage is racist against white people.

Discrimination

GetEqual Florida Volunteer Shares His Thoughts On Being Arrested for Asking Senator Marco Rubio To Apologize To The LGBT Community

by Guest Author ● 8:19 PM June 25, 2013
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Guest Author, Jarrod Scarbrough from GetEqual Florida shares his thoughts upon being arrested for asking his Senator, Senator Marco Rubio, for the apology he owes the LGBT community.

Discrimination

Florida Museum To Family With Two Moms: You’re Not A Real Family, Pay More

by David Badash ● 8:49 AM June 10, 2013
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A Florida museum told a family headed by two mothers that they’re not a real family and is charging them more than a household headed by an opposite-sex couple.