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Dennis Baxley on why he reversed his vote on gay adoption: ‘I simply can’t affirm homosexuality’

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Speaking to talk-show host Bill Bunkley on Tuesday afternoon, Ocala House Republican Dennis Baxley stood by his decision to reverse his vote on a bill that would provide incentives to state workers who adopt children from foster care — while also repealing part of state law that in the past banned same-sex couples from adopting. “If you get it wrong you need to own it and you need to seek forgiveness, and that’s where I’ve been with this,” Baxley told…

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Frank Artiles admits his ‘bathroom bill’ is still a work in progress as it advances

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According to Miami state House Republican Frank Artiles, the only reason he has introduced his legislation that would stop transgender people from using public restrooms aligned with their gender identity is because Miami-Dade County commissioners wouldn’t change their own ordinance. “I am here because the Miami-Dade ordinance is overbroad and subjective,” he told lawmakers today. He says that while there are 10 counties in Florida that have gender identity protections (including Hillsborough and Pinellas), only Miami-Dade allows men to enter…

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