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  • Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word

    Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word
    Ann Murray and Felicia Brunson answered questions Monday about Murray’s use of the n-word, the racial epithet described by the website Dictonary.com as “now probably the most offensive word in English.” Murray is a member of the...
  • Massachusetts mayor in flap with conservatives on gay rights

    BOSTON (Reuters) - (This story corrects July 17 story to make clear that article ran on TheBlaze.com but was not authored by Glenn Beck; changes "discrimination" to "orientation" in 2nd paragraph) The mayor of a Massachusetts city has fired back at...
  • Mayo: The gay marriage debate, as seen by an 8-year-old

    Reprint of my Sunday column on the latest Florida developments of the gay-marriage debate, and how this issue looks to the eyes of a child (in this case, my 8-year-old daughter): The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week....
  • Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations,...
  • Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance

    Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance
    Home prices are up, long-vacant houses have families moving in, but fear of what the future might bring has prompted some of the homeowner associations in the unincorporated area of West Boca to limit who might move in. Some of the 125 master homeowner...
  • School Board member faces voters for first time since admitting use of n-word

    Facing voters for the first time since her use of a racist epithet toward African-Americans became public, Ann Murray said Monday it shouldn't be an issue in her bid for re-election to the Broward School Board. Murray said her use of the n-word "was a...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man." In the...
  • In U.S. gay marriage cases, children emerge in the limelight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With legal battles over gay marriage simmering across the United States, proponents are showcasing a group they had once sidelined: children. Lawyers are recruiting same-sex couples who have children, putting interviews with kids...
  • How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?

    How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?
    The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week. Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia properly ruled that 4.8 million voters got it wrong in 2008 with a state constitutional ban on gay marriage that was inherently...
  • Florida inches toward marriage equality

    Florida inches toward marriage equality
    When a state judge in Key West overturned a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages last week, he started Florida down a legally tortuous path toward marriage equality for gays, a right 19 other states have already granted. But, legal experts say,...