Tag Archives: Florida

Problematic “Stand Your Ground” Law: Does It Protect All Florida Citizens Equally?

By Nora Kenty, WLP Summer Intern In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, celebrities, pundits, and bloggers have all been commenting on Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which takes self-defense beyond the usual confines of one’s home. The Florida … Continue reading

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Florida Court Strikes Down Gay Adoption Ban

Good news for children in need of loving families: Florida no longer considers adoption by gay women and men to be unconstitutional under article 1, section 2, of the Florida Constitution. On September 22, 2010, a three-judge panel in the … Continue reading

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Is Refusing Bed Rest a Crime?

That’s the question posed by Lisa Belkin at the New York Times, as she covers the case of Samantha Burton, who, after refusing her doctor’s advice to go on bed rest during her pregnancy, was not allowed to be released … Continue reading

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Title IX Lawsuit Pending in Florida

After passing a plan in April to cut the number of scheduled high school sporting events, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) will soon be facing a lawsuit on the grounds of Title IX violations and discrimination towards female … Continue reading

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Florida Adoption Ban

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial board has come out in favor of a Florida court’s ruling that the ban on LGBT people adopting children in that state is unconstitutional. [Florida is] one of a few states with laws that prevent gay … Continue reading

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LGBT Ballot Measures

While Election Day proved to be a happy one for advocates of reproductive justice, it also brought devastating defeats for the LGBT community and their allies. Four states, California, Florida, Arizona, and Arkansas, had measures on the ballot limiting the … Continue reading

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