Gay Marriage in Florida
It’s a great day in Florida, because history was just made!
Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that Florida's discriminatory state ban excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. The ruling has already been stayed, meaning that any decision won't go into effect immediately.
Today is the 5th consecutive victory in Florida and leaves no doubt that this ban serves no purpose but to harm gay couples and their children. We applaud Judge Hinkle for his decision and we call on Governor Scott to lead where Attorney General Pam Bondi has failed.
Florida put this discriminatory ban in place and Florida should end it. Our families have waited too long already. We call on Governor Scott to join us in urging the Florida Supreme Court to take up this issue immediately.
In total, 38 rulings since last year's decision in U.S. v. Windsor have found that state bans on marriage for same-sex couples are unconstitutional, including two rulings by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Colorado.
Call Governor Rick Scott today at (850) 488-7146 and tell him to make clear where he stands by joining our call to end this discriminatory ban once for all.
Gay Days Fort Lauderdale
Our first Gay Days Fort Lauderdale was held November 25 - December 1, 2014 at the fabulous W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale during Thanksgiving week. Thousands attended our pool parties, Expo and other events during the week. Stay tuned for the dates of our Second Annual Gay Days Fort Lauderdale.
Gay Days Orlando 2015
Gay Days Orlando, the first weekend in June each year, attracts 160,000+ from around the world to the central Florida area, and the event generates over $600 million in economic benefits. Gay Days Las Vegas will always start the day after Labor Day each year, and run through the following Monday. Our first Gay Days Fort Lauderdale will be November 25 - December 1, 2014.
Gay Days Orlando will be held June 2-8, 2015 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World.
It's not too early to reserve your room for 2015. Our Silver Anniversary is sure to be special with pool parties, expos and more!
Click HERE to reserve your room today.
Gay Days Orlando
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
GLNH maintains the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Their database contains information on social and support groups as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. They also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses and professionals. Toll-free Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)