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Attorney General Pam Bondi says she backs workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Her comments come amid a bill just filed again in the Florida legislature to prohibit discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

Jul 27, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed.

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A Florida gay-rights group might file a legal challenge to the state’s gay-marriage ban. The plan comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act last week.

411 Teen: Gay Marriage

Jun 13, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week, Dr. Liz tackles the issue of gay marriage with her panel of students.

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a child-custody dispute between two women. Legal experts say, the case highlights how state law does not reflect scientific advances and the variety of family structures that exist in Florida.

Capital Report: 07-27-2012

Jul 27, 2012

An apology made to the gay rights community is the latest in the controversy between Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and her former staffer. As Sascha Cordner reports, Carroll’s apology stems from a comment she made more than a week ago implying black lesbians aren’t attractive, while trying to defend herself against allegations that she and a female aide were caught in “a compromising position.”

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Pro-gay rights supporters are having some issues with Chick-fil-A. The company donates money to donate to anti-gay organizations. And that stance is drawing fire from gay rights advocates. Protesters focused on the restaurants’ Cow Appreciation Day, where dressing like bovine nets you a free meal. Pro-gay rights protesters like Fran Sullivan-Fahs saw the crowd as a prime opportunity to let the public know what they thought of the company.