Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

Capital Equality Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Appointment to Constitution Revision Commission

Last night, the Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives announced his appointments to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission. His appointments included radical extremist John Stemberger, president of the anti-family group: the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC). Despite claiming a long history of service to Florida’s families, Stemberger has done just the opposite. He led […]

Silenced No More: Felon Rights Restoration

In lieu of our standard membership meeting, this month you’re invited to join the Big Bend Democratic Progressive Caucus, Capital Equality Democratic Caucus, Leon County Democratic Black Caucus, and the Leon County Democratic Party for a discussion on the status of civil rights restoration for felons in Florida. This event is free and open to the […]

FDP Statement on Trump’s Attack on Transgender Students

Today, following Donald Trump’s rollback of the Obama administration’s protections of transgender students, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus President Terry Fleming issued the following statement: “Democrats believe that everyone should be treated fairly with the respect and dignity they deserve — especially our students. Every child deserves to be able go to school without fear of being bullied […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Denounces Trump Title IX Decision

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus condemns the disgraceful decision by the current Administration to exclude transgender students from protective guidance under Title IX put in place by the Obama Administration.  This completely contradicts the Jan 30 statement from the White House that it would “be respectful and supportive of LGBT rights.” Along with the National […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Lauds the City of Jacksonville

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus celebrates the passage of a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance by the Jacksonville City Council that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity & expression.  We congratulate those who worked to secure this victory! A half a decade in the making, successful passage was secured by a […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus congratulates the new Florida Democratic Party leadership

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus congratulates Stephen Bittel of Miami-Dade County on his election as Chair of the Florida Democratic Party.  The Caucus looks forward to working with Chair Bittel and his team over the next four years to elect pro-LGBT Democrats at the federal, state and local levels. We also extend congratulations to the […]

2017 “March Forth!” Winter Conference

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is pleased to announce plans for the 2017 “March Forth!” Winter Conference, hosted by the Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County! The conference will be held March 3-5, 2017, in Lakeland, Florida! Conference Details The conference will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland, 3140 Troy […]

Leon County Wins Big Despite National Election Disaster

On this day after election day, we still have life in our bodies, and we still have hope. Congratulations to the following Caucus-endorsed candidates who won their races last night: Al Lawson for Representative in Congress, District 5 Bill Montford for State Senator, District 3 * Loranne Ausley for State Representative, District 9 * Akin […]

Capital Equality Announces General Election Candidate Endorsements

On October 12, 2016, members of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus voted to endorse the following candidates appearing on the General Election ballot on November 8th: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Timothy Michael Kaine for President and Vice President Patrick Murphy for United States Senator Walter Dartland for Representative in Congress, District 2 Al Lawson for […]

Open Letter From Florida LGBT Leaders Calling on Marco Rubio to Not Attend Anti-LGBT Rally

Dear Senator Rubio, Two months ago, the single largest mass shooting in American history occurred in Orlando, targeting the LGBT and Latinx community. LGBT Americans have overcome unimaginable obstacles in their fight for equal rights in this country, and the immense weight of this tragedy will have a profound impact. In response to the Pulse […]

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