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.
The City of Doral has become the latest South Florida city to approve domestic partnership benefits for city employees.
Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
LGBT employees working for the city of Coral Gables will now get the same benefits as straight employees.
Pro gay rights group, Save Dade, and socially conservative group, The Christian Family Coalition, both sent out voter guides to their thousands of members. That’s not unusual; they do it for every election. But what is strange is that they both say Miami-Dade Mayoral candidate Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina is on their side when it comes to basic gay rights.