National Center for Lesbian Rights

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Miami Case Could Decide Future of Gay Marriage in Florida

    On Wednesday afternoon, Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel presided over a hearing regarding an issue that has torn many Floridians apart-- whether lesbian and gay couples should be allowed to marry. In 2008, 62 percent of Florida voters amended the state's constitution to only recognize ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Miami Judge Rules Anti-Gay Groups Won't Be Affected By Gay Marriage

    Three anti-gay groups wanted to get involved in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Florida's gay marriage ban, but have now been shut out by a Miami-Dade Circuit judge who ruled "they will not be directly and immediately affected if others enter into a same-sex marriage." See also: Pam Bondi Would Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Same-Sex Couples File Lawsuit to Overturn Florida's Gay Marriage Ban

    Following the lead of successful lawsuits in Utah and Oklahoma in recent months, six same-sex couples in Florida plan to sue the state in order to overturn ban on same-sex marriage. Back in 2008, Florida voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment that banned not only gay marriage but any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules

    In a major move toward gay marriage equality, the Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- which denied federal benefits such as social security survivor payments to gay couples -- is unconstitutional. What does that mean for Florida's gay couples? State law still forbid ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    The Beach Welcomes All

    Unless you happen to be a transgender black woman named Dana