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On Solid Ground: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Endorses Marriage Equality

Posted on 05 April 2013

TAMPA — On Thursday, April 4, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced that he has reversed his official stance on marriage equality, telling the Tampa Bay Times editorial board in a statement, “(T)o discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me. If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why […]

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UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Endorses Marriage Equality 24 Hours after Florida Agenda Feature

Posted on 03 April 2013

UPDATE: On April 4, 2013, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced that he supports same-sex marriage. Read the complete story at: http://floridaagenda.com/2013/04/05/on-solid-ground-u-s-sen-bill-nelson-endorses-marriage-equality/ WASHINGTON, DC — Although a growing chorus of national law- and policymakers of both major political parties have voiced their support for same-sex marriage, Florida’s senior United States Senator, Bill Nelson, remains one […]

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Gibson ‘Les Paul’ Guitar Donated for “Dancing With The South Florida Stars” Charity Auction

Posted on 03 April 2013

WILTON MANORS — Gibson Pro Audio, manufacturers of professional audio and musical equipment, have announced the donation of an LPJ Series Chocolate Satin collectible guitar as part of the live auction which will be held during the “Dancing with the South Florida Stars, Season 3” fundraiser and event on March 8 at The Manor Restaurant […]

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Broward GOP Chief Opposes Marriage Equality

Posted on 03 April 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — Responding to a call from Broward County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) Chairman Mitch Ceasar for him to endorse marriage equality, Broward County Republican Executive Committee (REC) Chairman Tom Truex said that the traditional definition of marriage suits him just fine. “I don’t want to seem alarmist,” said Truex, who was elected last […]

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Slavery, Homophobia, and Other ‘Lost Causes’

Posted on 02 April 2013

I recently watched Ken Burns’ incomparable 1990 documentary series, “The Civil War.” I won’t spend a lot of time extolling its many virtues—as documentary, as American history, as unparalleled storytelling, as explanation for the causes-and-consequences of many societal issues with which we still wrestle, more than 150 years after that violent struggle began—other than to […]

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Former NFL Player Comes Out

Posted on 01 April 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA — Former professional football player Kwame Harris, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, came out on Friday during an interview with CNN. Harris, a former offensive tackle who played for six seasons in the NFL, told CNN that he regrets not being able to admit his sexuality during […]

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CBS Sports: Gay NFL Player Is “Strongly Considering” Coming Out

Posted on 29 March 2013

CBSSports.com football analyst Mike Freeman is reporting that “a current gay player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months—and after doing so, the player would attempt to continue his career.” According to Freeman, the player is concerned about a negative reaction from fans. “The player would attempt to continue his career” […]

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During Wednesday DOMA Arguments, Supreme Court Questions Raise Equality Supporters’ Hopes

Posted on 28 March 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — During oral arguments on Wednesday, March 27, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed poised to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA0, the federal law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. With the majority of justices expressing reservations about DOMA, LGBT advocates […]

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No More Excuses

Posted on 26 March 2013

“No man can logically say he [doesn’t] care whether a wrong is voted up or voted down. He may say he [doesn’t] care whether an indifferent thing is voted up or down, but he must logically have a choice between a right thing and a wrong thing.” Abraham Lincoln “I know now that, even worse […]

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Gay Defendant Says Beating at Hands of “Bully” Predator Prompted Shooting

Posted on 26 March 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — On Thursday, March 21, Harry Donald Pullen took the stand in his own defense during his murder trial for the death of Edward Glenn Jones, who died after going home with Pullen and his partner following a night at Scandals Saloon. Pullen, 52, told the court that he does not remember pulling […]

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