Florida, USA: Domestic Partnership Bill Back, With Some Changes

Written by scott on March 11th, 2013

FloridaThe Florida legislature killed a proposed domestic partnership bill a few weeks ago, but now it’s back in an amended form. Florida Baptist Witness reports:

Sen. Eleanor Sobel’s Children and Families Committee will hear March 12 an amended version of her proposal to provide domestic partnership benefits, which would spell out certain limited benefits unmarried couples could have under the law. Sobel said in an interview Friday with The News Service of Florida that she listened to concerns during a Feb. 19 hearing on the bill in the committee and believes the measure that will be presented on Tuesday will have a better chance to pass.

We’ll see. Florida’s legislature is notoriously anti gay.

In related news, the Bilerico Project reports that today and tomorrow are Equality Florida’s lobbying days at the legislature for 2013:

On March 11 and 12, 2013, Equality Florida will be hosting their 2013 Lobby Days. Dozens of activists are expected to converge upon the Florida state capitol to fight for pro-equality legislation.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Florida.


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