Marriage Equality Comes To Florida
Marriages entered outside of Florida are currently recognized in the state. It is not yet known whether domestic partnership and civil unions will be recognized or converted to marriages.
All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference."
A husband and wife jointly, or one of them with consent of the other or for good cause shown, and an unmarried adult (Fla. Stat. §63.042).
Some granted in a limited number of jurisdictions. No appellate decisions. Results likely vary by county and by judge. Anyone considering petitioning for a second-parent adoption should contact, or have their counsel contact, Lambda Legal for information and counsel.
Yes, but there is no mention in it of either sexual orientation or gender identity.
Schools and School Districts—Safety—Bullying, 2013 Fla. Sess. Law Serv. Ch. 2013-87 (C.S.C.S.H.B. 609) (West)
Replacing: Fla. Stat. § 1006.147 (2012)
Fla. Stat. § 1000.05 (2011)
Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1000.05 (2011)