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Progressives condemn the state’s conservative attacks on home rule

Labor representatives, environmentalists, LGBTQ supporters, and others gathered in the Capitol Thursday to condemn legislative attacks on home rule that are killing progressive policies...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.Not anymore.The landmark law —...

He didn’t do it: Exoneree Clifford Williams files claim for 43 years of wrongful...

A Jacksonville man innocent of the murder for which he served 43 years in state prison is free and may receive $2.15 million in...

ERA ratification: Proponents say looming battle will heat up courts and elections

The Equal Rights Amendment, proposed in 1972 to guarantee that equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex, has...

Dignity for incarcerated pregnant women: Lawmakers push for reforms

Advocates for pregnant women inmates came to the state Capitol Tuesday to retell the traumatic story of Tammy Jackson, an inmate at the Broward...
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Republican legislation could wipe out LGBTQ protections, gay-rights advocates say

The day before the Florida Legislature began its 2020 session, lawmakers filed legislation making it a felony for a doctor to provide medical help...

Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech

Here is the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, which changed the conversation of our nation and inspired...
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Marches will celebrate passage of ERA, as fight looms with GOP leaders

Equal Rights Amendment activists will celebrate this weekend after lawmakers in Virginia on Wednesday made that state the pivotal 38th one to ratify the...

Florida is projected to gain two seats in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge...

WASHINGTON — Florida is projected to gain two U.S. House seats in the coming years, new data show — a change that would increase...

FL Supreme Court advisory opinion on Amendment 4 is a win for governor, GOP;...

The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative Republicans in an advisory opinion issued Thursday in which the court said 2018’s...

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