At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Orlando City Commission, leaders voted unanimously to pass a Domestic Partner Registry.
Millions are wearing purple Thursday to mark the second annual Spirit Day, when people put on the color purple to show support for LGBT youth.
Two Florida municipalities passed ordinances recently that make employee healthcare benefits available to same-sex domestic partners.
Gay, lesbian, civil rights groups and supporters say the move by Congress Thursday, May 27, toward ending the U.S. military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy was a historic step forward.
Gay rights activists welcome President Barack Obama's recent remarks calling for an end to the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Obama made the appeal at the end of his first State of the Union speech Wednesday.
Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.