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Monroe County (Florida)

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  • Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
    A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia...
  • Mayo: Is Lamberti-Israel III brewing?

    They're bitter enemies who have tussled two times at the ballot box for the powerful position of Broward Sheriff. Al Lamberti prevailed as a Republican in 2008. Democrat Scott Israel beat the incumbent Lamberti in 2012. The more I heard Lamberti talk...
  • End of Florida ban won't end whining

    Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder. It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Same-sex marriage cases

    Same-sex marriage cases
    Same-sex marriage cases in Florida Grimsley v. Scott: Eight same-sex couples seek recognition in Florida of same-sex marriages performed in other states. The lead plaintiffs are Sloan Grimsley, a firefighter and paramedic, and Joyce Albu, a consultant...
  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • Three credit unions growing rapidly

    Three credit unions growing rapidly
    Three of the state's fastest growing credit unions are based in Broward County: City County, BrightStar and Sun credit unions, according to a statewide study. The three grew assets by more than 10 percent last year as a time when nationally the...
  • Ravens lineman Jah Reid's misdemeanor battery case set for June 13 hearing

    Ravens lineman Jah Reid's misdemeanor battery case set for June 13 hearing
    Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid will have a status hearing in his misdemeanor battery case in Florida later this month after a docket sounding Wednesday. Reid's hearing in the Monroe County courthouse will take place on June 13, according to a...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: The Keys still hold the key to address sea-level rise

    Five years ago this December, I took a "climate-change" tour of the Florida Keys. It wasn't the most idyllic of excursions, even if it was time well spent away from the office. Seeing the impact rain and high tide can have on the Keys was eye-opening....
  • Ravens lineman Jah Reid accepted into pretrial diversion program in Florida battery case

    Ravens lineman Jah Reid accepted into pretrial diversion program in Florida battery case
    Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid was accepted into a diversion program today during a status hearing and avoided trial on a pair of misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an alleged altercation at a strip club, according to a Monroe County,...