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Gay Rights

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  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve...
  • First openly gay Episcopal bishop says he is divorcing his husband

    The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband. Bishop V. Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an...
  • Should gay rights groups picket his funeral?

     
    Reuters: Fred Waldron Phelps Sr, who launched the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church in the 1950s, "is on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house," his son, Nathan Phelps, wrote on his Facebook page..... Phelps had long been pastor of......
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • Documentary to show LGBT community's progress in schools

    Local filmmakers are creating a documentary about how the climate for LGBT students and educators at South Florida schools has evolved since the late 1970s. "Schools, of course, just like the society has, have changed amazingly in 20 to 30 years, so...
  • Lawsuit aims to overturn Florida gay marriage ban

    Lawsuit aims to overturn Florida gay marriage ban
    Six South Florida couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay, filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday seeking to overturn the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage. Their lawsuit argues that preventing same-sex couples...
  • S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object

    S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object
    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State. For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
  • Former Miami Dolphin joins growing ranks of advocates for same-sex marriage in Florida

    Another sign of the culture's rapidly changing views on the issue of same-sex marriage came Tuesday with a push for gay marriage in Florida — from Brendon Ayanbadejo, a former Miami Dolphin who was a linebacker for the 2013 Super Bowl champion...
  • Group seeks gay couples to serve as plaintiffs in case against Florida marriage ban

    Group seeks gay couples to serve as plaintiffs in case against Florida marriage ban
    The gay rights group Equality Florida is soliciting for people willing to serve as plaintiffs for a possible lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. “As we explore the very real potential of going to court to protect our...
  • Gay rights group uses football player's celebrity status to help raise cash

    Gay rights group uses football player's celebrity status to help raise cash
    Utilizing celebrity to raise money, the Equality Florida gay rights group is holding a fundraiser featuring Brendon Ayanbadejo, the former Baltimore Raven and former Miami Dolphin. Ayanbadejo, a Fort Lauderdale resident who’s been outspoken on...