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PNS Daily Newscast - November 24, 2017 


On today’s rundown, all eyes on the G.O.P. tax plan - labor groups say it’s not good for working families, and the view from Michigan is the likely loss of many services across the state; plus, report today on Black Friday and Native American Heritage Day

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Public News Service - FL: LGBTQIA Issues

Civil rights advocates are calling on local and state officials to clarify restroom policies for transgender students in Florida. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Trump administration says it’s handing over responsibility to states to decide how to handle restroom access for transgender students, and Florida activists are wasting no time in sending a message to state and local officials. Lakey Love is one of the organizer

Florida's LGBTQ community is joining the fight for gun reform. (J. Lindsay/Pride Fund)

ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new front in the fight for gun-law reform in Florida, as members of the state's LGBTQ community are mobilizing behind the cause. Jason Lindsay is the executive director of the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, and he said while many LGBTQ Floridians had experienced discrimi

While prayers and social media tributes are much appreciated by families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre, many believe it isn't enough to prevent the next mass shooting incident.

ORLANDO, Fla. - From vigils to social media tributes, there's no shortage of condolences for victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre and their families. But many activists want to see the sadness and outrage turn to action before the next tragedy unfolds. Lisa Labbe, communications director fo

Florida marriage certificate and license applications will change today to say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a nod to the legalization of same-sex marriage, Florida marriage certificates and license applications will change, starting today, to read "spouse" and "spouse" instead of "bride" and "groom." Same-sex marriage has been legal in Florida since Jan. 6, and nationwide si

Miami-Dade County Commissioners endorsed the idea of issuing county ID cards on Tuesday. Credit: Kaarsten/iStockphoto

MIAMI - Starting next year, people in Florida's largest county may be able to get a county ID card, a move supporters say will benefit the community's more vulnerable residents. The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to endorse the idea and ordered a feasibility s

PHOTO: The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo credit: morguefile/mxruben

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Equality Florida is fanning out to Pride events all over the state to introduce the Our Tomorrow campaign. It's a survey and social media effort created by a national organization, Equality Federation, to identify the issues that matter most

PHOTO: The ban on gay adoptions was repealed in Florida on Thursday. Photo credit:Courtney Ortiz/Equality Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that lifts the state's ban on adoption by gay parents. It officially repeals House Bill 7013, which was declared unconstitutional by a state appeals court in 2010. Hannah Willard, a field organizer for Equality Florida, said the ban was un

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Only weeks after the Florida House of Representatives overturned a ban on gay adoptions, that same branch of government is trying to pass a law that grants private adoption agencies the right to steer children away from same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. The so-called

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