Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on HB 43
The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus stands in strong opposition to HB 43, the so-called “Pastor Protection Act.” This bill, being falsely promoted as a “religious liberty” bill, seeks to deceive the public and is being used as a fear tactic that churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship might be sued for choosing not […]
Sunday Brunch with Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson
Attendees to the Florida Democratic Party State Convention at the end of this month are cordially invited to Brunch with Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson! You can access the full flyer, including payment options, by clicking this link.
Florida LGBTA Democratic Statement on Orlando Airport Incident
The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus condemns the recent actions of TSA officials toward transgender traveler Shadi Petosky. Ms Petosky, while simply en route to her plane like everyone else, was subjected to a humiliating full 40 minute pat-down by security officials because an “anomaly” was detected by the scanner pre-programmed with what is expected based […]
$20.16 for 2016 Campaign
The Financial Resource Development Committee of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus announces the launch of a “$20.16 for 2016” campaign! We need your help to raise funds that will allow us to elect Democrats and defeat Republicans all across the state in 2016! Use the PayPal link below to make a contribution using your bank […]
Nikki Araguz Loyd: #TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter
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The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus stands in strong opposition to HB 43, the so-called “Pastor Protection Act.” This bill, being falsely promoted as a “religious liberty” bill, seeks to deceive the public and is being used as a fear tactic that churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship might be sued for choosing not to marry same-sex couples. It is a ridiculous notion that a self-respecting same-sex couple would want to be married in a house of worship where they are not welcomed.
The right of clergy members to decide who they will and will not marry has always existed and is guaranteed in the Constitution. This bill is unnecessary and is opposed by faith leaders from around the state.
The Caucus strongly urges Legislators to vote against this homophobic legislation if and when it comes to the House & Senate floors.
We urge our members, supporters & friends across the state to contact their House and Senate members to oppose this bill!
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