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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gay rights group plans push for same-sex marriage in Florida

    Gay rights group plans push for same-sex marriage in Florida
    Equality Florida, the state gay rights organization, said Wednesday it’s launching new effort to enact gay marriage in the Sunshine State. It’s called “Get Engaged,” described as a “statewide call to action with the goal of...
  • South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states

    South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states
    The American Civil Liberties Union and its Florida affiliate announced Thursday they’ve filed a lawsuit on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Florida’s refusal to recognize their marriages performed in other states. One of the...
  • Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee

    Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee
    Original post | Sept. 25, 2013 Updated | Sept. 26, 2013 The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
  • 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...
  • Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings

    Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party. Here are reports from throughout the...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • 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...
  • Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice

    Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice
    Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by. Barred from the Lunar New Year's event — and largely ignored in their own community...
  • Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade

    Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade
    Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event. Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...