Gay Rights

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Gay Couples Sue Florida Over Names On Birth Certificates

Gay couples in Florida are suing the state saying hospitals will not list both same-sex parents on birth certificates since the Bureau of Vital Statistics wont allow it.

08/13/2015

Gay-Marriage

In Florida, Miami-Dade Has Been Ground Zero For Gay Rights Struggle

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president and the first Star Wars movie debuted. And in 1977 the then Dade County Commission passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual preference.

01/05/2015

Gay-Marriage

Florida Gays Anticipate Trip To Altar

Gay rights activists in Florida believe the United States Supreme Court on Monday sealed the deal for same sex marriage in the state.

10/07/2014

(Photo Courtesy of Doug Hanks/Miami Herald)

Miami-Dade Passes Preliminary Vote On Transgender Protection

A transgender protection ordinance won a preliminary vote on Tuesday in Miami-Dade.

09/16/2014

Julian Marsh and Traian Povov  (Source: CBS4)

Man Gets Green Card After Court Strikes Down DOMA

A married couple, who has spent many months living apart because the United States didn’t recognize their union, were finally reunited last week.

06/30/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald/ Facebook)

Attorney For Teen Lesbian Wants Judge To Step Down

The attorney for Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old charged with a felony for her relationship with a 14-year-old basketball teammate, is asking for the judge to remove himself from the case.

CBS Miami–06/18/2013

MarcoRubio At Hispanic Leadership Conference

Rubio Again Threatening Immigration Reform Bill

The prospects for comprehensive immigration reform passing both the Democratically-led Senate and the Republican-led House of Representatives continue to shrink with each passing day.

CBS Miami–06/13/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald/ Facebook)

Underage High School Lesbian Relationship Sparks Controversy

An 18-year old lesbian could face up to 15 years in prison, and be registered as a sex offender, after she allegedly had a relationship with her 14-year old high-school basketball teammate.

CBS Miami–05/21/2013

(Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

Brad Pitt Donates $100K For Gay Marriage Effort

Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

CBS4–10/31/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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