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Florida Keys Not Open for Same-Sex Weddings Quite Yet

Posted on 24 July 2014

KEY WEST, FL—With all the hoopla over the court victory at the hands of Judge Luis Garcia, there has been the expected stream of phone calls to Key West businesses about scheduling wedding events in the Southern most land in the continental US. Guy Ross, executive director of the Key West Business Guild, says finality […]

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SKYY Vodka Links with Freedom to Marry at Alibi

Posted on 24 July 2014

SKYY Vodka and Freedom to Marry will host a series of events across the country to raise awareness and funds for Freedom to Marry.  Events will be held in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Columbus, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and of course Fort Lauderdale. Freedom to Marry is an American coalition committed to […]

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Tying the Knot in Florida? Nope!

Posted on 23 July 2014

We love Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones. Well, alright, we haven’t actually met them in person, though in the photos we’ve seen of the pair of bartenders from Key West, they look respectable enough. No, scratch that. They look a little on the scruffy side of respectable, but there is nothing wrong with that, […]

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AIDS Researchers Among Malaysia Airlines Victims

Posted on 22 July 2014

MELBOURNE, AU— The International AIDS Society has confirmed that at least six high-level researchers and AIDS experts were among those killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed Thursday over volatile eastern Ukraine. In confirming the deaths, the society’s president, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, made note that her predecessor, AIDS researcher Joep Lange was among them. “The International […]

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President Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order

Posted on 22 July 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — It was weeks overdue, and took a sideline position to world affairs, but last Monday President Barack Obama signed an executive order giving employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies. In signing the executive order, which was originally announced several weeks ago, Obama said […]

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couple’s Right Pre-Date Marriage

Posted on 22 July 2014

HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a remarkable decision last Wednesday, said that the some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the approval of Civil Unions in 2005 and gay marriage in 2008 by the state.  Legal analysts are calling the ruling the first of its kind in the country. The state Supreme […]

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Utah to Ask US Supreme Court to Decide Future of Gay Marriage Ban

Posted on 22 July 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–Utah will go directly to the Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that overturned its same-sex marriage ban, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. The office of the state attorney general selected to jump another review of the ban from the full 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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US Appeals Court Tosses Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Ban

Posted on 22 July 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY,  OK—A three-judge panel of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday upheld a federal judge’s ruling that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. It is the latest in a string of victories across the country in favor of same-sex marriage that will suffer the same response—further appeals, and […]

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Pridefest Comes to Atari

Posted on 19 July 2014

A social SIM game designed to appeal to the LGBT community is coming to an iOS or Android tablet near you, Atari says. Dubbed Pridefest, players will be able to “launch their very own personalized pride parade in a city of their choosing.” So, customize parade flotillas by choosing size, components, mascots and decorations, as […]

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First Pro Gay Marriage Case Is Decided in Florida; Ruling Applies only to Florida Keys

Posted on 18 July 2014

Earlier in the week, Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida’s 2008 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But while victory parties are planned across the state, this decision is such a narrow victory for gay rights proponents in Florida, that caution must be exercised regarding its importance. The ruling only applies to Monroe County […]

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