PRIDE @ PROOF
Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting Event Part of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2015 When: April 16, 2015 | 6:30pm Where: Proof Brewing Company | Railroad Square Let the stresses of legislative session take a backseat for one night and join the Capital Equality (formerly Capital City GLBTA) Democratic Caucus and Proof Brewing Company for PRIDE @ PROOF, […]
Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on HB 583
The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus stands united with our partners the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida and equality-minded Floridians throughout the state in strongly opposing blatantly transphobic House Bill 583. This legislation would force transgender Floridians to use public facilities that do not correspond with their gender identity and expression, exposing them not just […]
Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus Statement on Arrival of Marriage Equality
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus proudly welcomes marriage equality to the great State of Florida and its LGBT residents! For years, same-gender couples have been denied full equality in this state where we live, play and pay taxes, but that has come to an end! Last Tuesday, January 6, was just the […]
Lawsuit Filed By Six Couples to Bring Marriage Equality to Florida
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of six same-sex couples challenging the ban on marriage equality in Florida. The South Florida couples suing for the right to marry are Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello; Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price; Vanessa and Melanie Alenier; Todd and Jeff Delmay; Summer […]
Caucus Applauds the Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA and Prop 8
TAMPA, FL – The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus applauds rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court decisions today that struck down a critical section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and reinstated marriage equality for same-sex couples in California. “This is an enormous victory and joyous day for loving, married couples and their families across […]
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Dana Beyer: As the Wedge Turns: Is a Federal LGBT Civil Rights Act Actually Feasible in the Near Future?
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Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on National Equal Pay Day:
"As the party that puts the middle class first, Democrats are proud to fight for equal pay every single day. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the very first bill signed into law by President Obama, setting the tone for an administration that would recognize the contributions women make to our nation’s economy. But we know that our work isn't finished.
"The Paycheck Fairness Act would help level the playing field for women, but unfortunately, Congressional Republicans and Republican candidates for president have opposed it at every turn.
"Not content to merely vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, Marco Rubio said it was “wasting time,” Rand Paul compared it to the Soviet Union’s Politburo and Ted Cruz derided it as a “show vote.” Chris Christie and Rick Perry vetoed equal pay legislation in their states, and Scott Walker repealed equal pay enforcement in Wisconsin. But the most out-of-touch GOP hopeful may be Jeb Bush, who didn’t even know what the Paycheck Fairness Act was.
"Unlike members of the Republican party, Democrats are proud to support policies that open the door to more opportunities for the middle class and help working families’ paychecks go farther. Democrats and the American people understand that equal pay is a necessity to ensure that hardworking Americans can get ahead in a 21st century economy. We won't stop fighting for women and the middle class and we have one question for the GOP, 'Whose side are they on?'"
Washington, DC – In response to Marco Rubio’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“As Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign gets underway, expect him to try and portray himself as a bold, new leader with fresh ideas. But the truth is – as those of us in Florida know all too well – he’s simply peddling the same stale, harmful wares that the rest of the Republican Party is selling.
“At every opportunity, Rubio has revealed his true colors - taking outdated positions that match up with the Republican base instead of doing what’s best for his constituents and the country. Rather than propose a serious tax plan that aims to grow the middle class and expand opportunity for all Americans, his plan is a GOP wish list - slashing taxes for those at the top and shifting the burden onto working Americans. He even went so far as to run away from his own immigration plan when the most extreme wing of his party put pressure on him, and he supported shutting the government down to deny people quality health care, costing our economy $24 billion.
“Rubio says he’s a new type of Republican, but the only things he’s ever championed are the same failed policies the public has already rejected, and the only cause he’s ever advanced is his own.”