Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: Activists Urge Bondi To Instruct State Agencies On Marriage Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Florida today issued a joint letter in which they urge Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to instruct state agencies regarding the rights of married same-sex couples. Dear Attorney General Bondi: As counsel for the Plaintiffs in Pareto v. Ruvin, we write to request that your office immediately advise all state agencies in …

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Love Wins In Palm Beach County

Via JMG reader Eddi, here’s a lovely clip of last night’s mass wedding at the Palm Beach County courthouse in Delray Beach.

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FLORIDA: That Time In 1994 When Jeb Bush Compared Gay People To Pedophiles, Polluters, And Drunk Drivers

Yesterday Buzzfeed unearthed a 1994 Miami Herald op-ed written by Jeb Bush during his first bid for governor of Florida. The Miami Herald June 22, 1994 — Wednesday JEB BUSH: NO SPECIAL LEGAL STATUS FOR GAYS Re the June 20 Herald editorial Bigotry and its mouthpieces about the gubernatorial candidates’ position on homosexuality and special legal rights for homosexuals: Homosexuality …

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LIVE VIDEO: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Officiates Mass Wedding At City Hall

Unswayed by the lawsuit from Liberty Counsel and the Florida Family Policy Council, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will host a mass same-sex wedding at city hall at 9AM today. Watch the live stream below. The ceremony will take place not far from Liberty Counsel’s home office. Snork! UPDATE: Some crackpot tried to disrupt the ceremony by screaming anti-gay slogans from …

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VIDEO: Couples Marry In Fort Lauderdale

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Mass Wedding In Palm Beach County

Wow! Embiggen!

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Wedding Bells Ring Across Florida

Hundreds of couples are lined up across Florida at the county clerks’ offices that have kindly opened their doors tonight. Weddings will continues until the wee hours of morning.

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LIVE VIDEO: Winning Monroe County (Key West) Plaintiffs Aaron & Lee Get Married

Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William “Lee” Jones, the winning plaintiffs in Monroe County’s marriage suit, will be getting married at midnight when the stay issued by federal Judge Robert Hinkle expires statewide. Earlier today Circuit Judge Luis Garcia lifted the stay on his Monroe County ruling, also effective at midnight. Watch the festivities live below. Other Key West …

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Jeb Bush Clarifies Marriage Statement

“We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law. I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe …

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Florida Joins The Sapphire States

Wikipedia is calling it a few hours early. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Tallahassee Mayor: Screw Those Hater Counties, Come Get Married Here!

Boy wonder Andrew Gillum became a Tallahassee city commissioner at the age of 23, the youngest person ever elected to that position, serving for a year as mayor pro tem at the age of 24. Gillum was elected mayor in November 2014 at the age of 35, several months after his predecessor, former Mayor John Marks, issuing a two-minute video …

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FLORIDA: Pam Bondi Concedes Defeat

Via the Miami Herald: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who vigorously fought to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban against a barrage of legal challenges, on Monday conceded defeat. “The judge has ruled, and we wish these couples the best,” said Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray in a statement. For the last several months, Bondi sought extensions of the …

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Key West Bartenders Get Ready

Miami may have stolen a tiny bit of their thunder (not that anybody, least of all these guys would complain) but we’ll all be watching the live stream from Key West at midnight tonight when Monroe County’s winning plaintiffs make it legal after eleven years of serving drinks in sin. Via press release: Two Key West men, whose lawsuit helped …

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Catholic Bishops Have The Florida Sadz

“With the expiration of a stay on a U.S. District Court ruling, marriage licenses for same sex couples are being issued for the first time in our state. The Catholic bishops of Florida are deeply disappointed by Judge Hinkle’s ruling, as well as refusals by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States to …

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That Moment In The Miami Courthouse

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Florida’s FIRST Marriages Have Happened!

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Freep This Florida Poll

Center column below the fold. (Tipped by JMG reader Rich)

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38 Years Ago In LGBT History

VIDEO: Immediately after the pie was thrown, Bob Green, Bryant’s husband at that time said to the activist, “We forgive you. And we love you.” Green then warned others in the room, “Leave him alone, do not touch him.” Several minutes later Green attacked the activist in the parking lot, striking him with a leftover pie. Bryant divorced Green three …

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NCLR Celebrates Miami-Dade County

“This is a pivotal moment not just for Miami but for the entire country. Florida is a bellwether state, and I can think of no more encouraging sign as the US Supreme Court prepares to decide whether to resolve this issue for the entire country at its next conference on January 9, and as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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MIAMI: Licenses Have Been Issued

UPDATE: Sad trombone!

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