Tag Archives: Florida

Say No 2 Hate In Florida

“The Say No 2 Campaign, the bi-partisan group dedicated to defeating Florida’s dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, has just released a hard hitting new commercial. It highlights the numerous groups and newspapers that have come out against the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment, as well as the devastating effects it will have if passed.”

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Florida Marriage Ban Poised To Pass

As in California, the gay marriage amendment in Florida has gained support and may pass, despite months of indications that it would not. A majority of Florida voters in a new WESH 2 News Mason-Dixon Poll said they plan to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The poll ...

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Tea Room Naugle Is Back

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim “Tea Room” Naugle, who made national headlines last year when he insisted that gay men were running wild in the public restrooms of the city’s beach, is now leading a group of Democrats supporting the push to put anti-gay marriage wording into the Florida state constitution. A ballot measure to ban gay marriage has already won ...

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Orlando Gives Domestic Partner Benefits

Nice news from my hometown*: Orlando is expected to become the first Central Florida city to offer benefits to the partners of gay employees. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the employees will have to sign an affidavit declaring they are in a committed relationship. Orlando city commissioners are expected to approve the plan on Monday. There are currently 18 Orlando ...

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Latest Electoral Map

As always, Ohio and Florida are where it’s at.

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Amway Billionaire Gives $100K To Fight Gay Marriage In Florida

Amway billionaire Rich Devos, the owner of NBA team Orlando Magic, has donated $100K to support Florida’s Amendment 2, which would make gay marriage double-extra banned in Florida. Protesters have been appearing at outside Magic games at Orlando’s Amway Arena. Inside the Amway Arena, a voice over the public-address system announced that the next two people to buy upper-bowl tickets ...

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Sarah Silverman: The Great Schlep

I’m not a huge fan of Sarah Silverman, but this bit about convincing your Jewish grandparents in Florida to vote for Obama is pretty cute.

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Orlando Sentinel Says “No” To Hate

My erstwhile hometown paper, the Orlando Sentinel, has come out against the Florida ballot amendment to ban gay marriage. The state’s voters will face an array of six questions on the Nov. 4 ballot, the most notable of which is Amendment 2 — the cleverly labeled “Florida Marriage Protection Amendment.” Who wouldn’t want to protect marriage? Trouble is, this amendment ...

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Obama Interrupted By Protesters Claiming He Is Endorsed By The Ku Klux Klan

Barack Obama’s speech in Coral Gables, Florida today was interrupted by a group of black protesters calling themselves “Blacks Against Obama.” The protesters waved signs claiming that he has been endorsed by the KKK. The signs said Obama was for gay marriage and abortion, and said his candidacy was “endorsed by the KKK.” Another sign said, “Jesse Jackson hates Obama.” ...

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Afternoon View – Life In Florida

My mom sent me this photo this morning. I don’t know which is more disturbing, the ginormous snake or that her neighbors have a souvenir birdhouse from Rock City, Tennessee. I guess snakes know all the places to find them delicious bird eggs.

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Ralph Nader Makes Florida Ballot

Via the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Ralph Nader is back. The perennial presidential candidate will be on the Florida ballot in November. Nader’s name is anathema to many Democrats in Florida becuase they blame him for President Bush’s 2000 election. They argue that the votes he siphoned from Gore made Bush the winner in the state. With Florida’s electoral votes, Bush ...

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FL Judge: Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

A Florida judge has ruled that the state ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional, but his ruling will not immediately upend the ban. A Monroe Circuit Court judge has ruled Florida’s 31-year-old gay adoption ban ”unconstitutional” in an order that allows an openly gay Key West foster parent to adopt a teenage boy he has raised since 2001. Declaring the ...

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Narchitecture

Via Father Tony comes this amusing blog post about narchitecture, a new name for Miami’s mammoth waterfront homes that appear to be owned by drug dealers. Narchitecture is the pit bull of architecture. It grabs you by the (eye) balls and doesn’t let go, marrying a bevy of Mediterranean styles—neo-Classical, Spanish Revival and Fascist—with the vernacular American school known as ...

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Florida Marriage Ban May Fail

The haters in Florida are falling short in the polls in their campaign for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The Mason-Dixon poll, taken for The Orlando Sentinel, shows that 57 percent of voters support the amendment while 36 perecent said they intend to vote against it. Florida’s constitution requires a 60 percent majority to amend the document. With ...

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Charlie Crist Comes Out….
Against Gay Marriage

Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist has reversed his previous “live and let live” position on gay marriage, saying that he now supports the ballot referendum to amend the state’s constitutional against gay couples. Gay marriage is already illegal in Florida, but as in other states, the haters want to make it extra illegal. Crist has also finally responded to ...

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ACLU: Two Big LGBT Victories At Florida High Schools

The ACLU has bagged big victories on two different LGBT issues at Florida high schools. Victory One: At a rural Florida high school a federal judge has finally overruled the local school board and allowed the Gay-Straight Alliance to meet on campus. In a move the American Civil Liberties Union is calling “groundbreaking,” a federal judge has ruled in favor ...

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Desperation Move

More dumbassery from the McCain camp as they pander to Florida’s powerful Cuban vote. The truth is, there’s no love between Obama and Castro. The Castro advertisement actually uses the foreign leader’s words against Obama. But the quote is misleading in regards to the actual political dynamics in play. For starters, since Obama became the de facto nominee, Castro has ...

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Orlando Subdivision: No Queers Allowed

Another bit of lovely news from my hometown. The tidy palm lined streets and affordable homes of the Rybolt Reserve subdivision in suburban Orlando have become popular with middle class homebuyers and speculators but if you are a gay or unmarried opposite-sex couple the Homeowners Association has a message – don’t bother to try to rent here according to some ...

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Because Democrats Caused 9/11

This billboard went up in St. Cloud, Florida this week. St. Cloud is a one-time cow town just south of Orlando in Osceola County, but now it’s mostly known for its strip of budget hotels not too far from main gate of Disney World. The billboard was put up by some whackjob local businessman and “man of God” who is ...

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Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle Loves To Talk About T-Room Sex

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle once again hammered the straw man issue of dirty, restroom trolling queers yesterday at the same time that he allowed that a “responsible homosexual” could be mayor of the city. Naugle will be term-limited out of office next year and two openly gay men have announced their mayoral candidacies. Many in Fort Lauderdale’s gay community ...

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