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Tampa Pride Parade Returns To Ybor City After 13 Years

Posted on 30 March 2015

YBOR CITY — When the Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously not to acknowledge, promote or participate in annual gay pride celebrations, that decision 10 years ago sparked lawsuits and condemnation. It was made out of fear, ignorance and hate, said Congresswoman Kathy Castor, R-Tampa, who was the only commissioner to oppose the ban at the […]

Polls Finds Most Floridians Support Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 30 March 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE — A recent poll found that a vast majority of Floridians support same-sex marriage. “Gay marriage becoming legal in Florida doesn’t seem to be doing anyone much harm,” says Public Policy Polling, a widely respected research firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Eighty-one percent of voters in the state say it’s either had a […]

Study: Discrimination Costs Florida Employers $362 Million

Posted on 30 March 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE — Workplace discrimination against LGBT employees in Florida costs employers more than $362 million a year, according to a recent report by a coalition of major employers in the state. The report was commissioned by Equality Means Business. It includes interviews with several top executives from nationally recognized businesses based in Florida, links […]

Indiana Governor Plans To ‘Clarify’ Religious Objections Law

Posted on 29 March 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state laws that “substantially […]

Hundreds Rally After Indiana Enacts Religious Rights Law

Posted on 28 March 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized […]

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