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LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2022 DELRAY BEACH, FL – The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and turn back the Constitutional guarantee of a right to privacy has galvanized the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. Several of our key leaders provided statements: Robin Witt, Vice President of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus; […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Celebrates Passage of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. This landmark bipartisan legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in a number of civil rights laws and ensure equality for LGBTQ+ Americans. Stephen […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Celebrate Florida Commission on Human Relations Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – The Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) has announced its intent to investigate claims of anti-LGBTQ discrimination in accordance with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement: “Discrimination on the […]

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LGBTQ+ Democrats Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Decision on Employment Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in Bostock v Clayton County that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.” Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the ruling: “Our community just took […]

Capital Equality Democratic Caucus Condemns President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

The Capital Equality Democratic Caucus condemns today’s announcement via Twitter by President Trump that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” We applaud the strong, bipartisan condemnation from members of both sides of the aisle in Congress and from our Democratic gubernatorial […]

Marriage equality wins!

In a 5-4 ruling today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all Americans have a constitutional right to marry. Tonight, marriage equality supporters in Leon County will gather at 101 Restaurant, 215 West College Avenue, #101, for a reception and social to celebrate this historic ruling! Friday, June 26, 2015 6:00 to 8:00pm 101 […]

Celebrate the launch of the Leon County Domestic Partnership Registry!

The Family Tree, PFLAG-Tallahassee, and the Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus are excited to host a celebration party in honor of the launch of the Leon County Domestic Partnership Registry this Wednesday!  Join us as we celebrate this historic event! Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 Krewe de Gras Midtown Tavern 1304 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee 6:00 – […]

Leon County Human Rights Ordinance Passes (WCTV)

After five long hours of debate among a standing-room only public hearing crowd, Leon County Commissioners passed the Human Rights Ordinance Tuesday night. This issue remains the hot topic the next day. Reverend Mark Byrd says his congregation at Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church is made up of predominantly gay, lesbian, and transgender members who […]

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