| Aug 9, 2014
Florida's attorney general wants a freeze on appellate court rulings involving the legality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the question should be resolved by the nation's highest justices.
Should State Attorney General Pam Bondi win a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Cuando el juez de circuito de Key West, Luis García, anuló la semana pasada la prohibición aprobada por voto popular para uniones de personas del mismo sexo, comenzó un tortuoso camino legal hacia la igualdad nupcial para homosexuales y lesbianas.
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:59 PM
They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"Being able to get...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
A Miami-Dade judge on Friday overturned Florida's gay marriage ban, the second judge in as many weeks to make that historic ruling.
In a 36-page ruling filled with soaring language, Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel concluded that the ban, added to Florida's...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking an appeals court to put on hold two challenges to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on similar cases from other states.
Bondi's office late Thursday filed motions with the 3rd...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Americans love our democracy; we want to spread it across the world. We believe in the will of the people. We love our three branches of government, and we are practically giddy electing our peers to represent our districts and our states. And every...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job.
Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Attempting to grab some attention, Democratic attorney general candidate Perry Thurston has turned to mockery. He’s going after incumbent Republican Pam Bondi.
Thurston, a Broward state representative, unveiled a website Bondisbungles.com. It...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:34 AM
Yesterday, news broke that gay-rights folks were endorsing Charlie Crist for governor.
And I understand that campaigns are a matter of choices. Choice A may be better than B only by comparison.
But please, let’s not rewrite history.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although he opposed same-sex marriage as a Republican governor and attorney general, Charlie Crist on Friday filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a legal challenge to Florida's gay-marriage ban headed to court next week.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Flanked by advocates and survivors of the sex trade, Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills Tuesday intended to crack down on Florida's underground human trafficking trade.
The bills, HB 989 and 7141, would increase felony penalties for people...