UPDATED: Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus Opposes Transgender Hate Bill HB583
The Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus has moved to oppose and denounce FL House Bill 583, relating to Single-sex public facilities. The bill, introduced by State Representative Frank Artiles, (R- Miami), is a misguided and dangerous bill that discriminates against the transgender community. HB 583 would force individuals to use single-sex restrooms and public facilities […]
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 […]
The order, which has no foundation in constitutional law, flies in the face a prevailing federal ruling by Judge Callie V.S. Granade issued weeks ago.
Today is the first day of the state legislative session in Tallahassee and already mean-spirited, anti-transgender legislation has been put on the calendar for a vote.
HRC Alabama sounds the alarm on H.B. 56, which could trigger a wave of lawsuits and allow probate judges, hospitals to refuse to follow the law.
Slovenia becomes first Central European country to pass marriage equality
Today, HRC announced that an unprecedented number of Americans have come out in support of marriage equality by signing on to The People's Brief.
Academy Award-winning actress and Arkansas native Mary Steenburgen voiced her opposition to H.B. 1228 in an email to HRC Arkansas supporters this week.
HRC’s Equality Is Our Business Pledge aims to encourage workplace equality for LGBT people.
Last week, the Departments of Justice and Education submitted a statement of interest in federal court in support of a 14-year-old transgender student in Michigan who sued his school for gender based discrimination.
HRC’s Equality Is Our Business Pledge Aims to Encourage Workplace Equality for LGBT People