Category | Political Desk

Could LGBT Political Success Imperil Marriage Equality Ruling?

Posted on 29 March 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — With the justices of the Supreme Court considering how they will rule in the pair of separate cases concerning the question of gay marriage, a word of caution has been raised in some activist quarters that support marriage equality, counseling caution in trying to predict which way the high court will rule. […]


During First Day of Arguments, Justices Suggest a Slow-Go on Marriage Equality

Posted on 27 March 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — During oral arguments on Tuesday in the landmark case Hollingsworth v. Perry, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered the very meaning of marriage, with several members of the high court wondering aloud if the wheels of progress were turning too quickly in seeking to address the existence of a constitutional […]


DOMA or Prop. 8: Which Ruling Matters More?

Posted on 26 March 2013

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court considers two different yet equally powerful cases in which the justices will attempt to define for this generation just what it means to be married. On Tuesday, March 26, the high court heard arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case concerning the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on […]

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Party Lines: The GOP v. The Republicans

Posted on 19 March 2013

In 59 B.C.E., the Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar served a controversial year as one-half of ancient Rome’s double-headed executive office, which was comprised of two magistrates known as Consuls. He was so violently opposed in his agenda of land and welfare reforms by his Co-Consul, Marcus Bibulus, one of the more conservative members […]


Justice Anthony Kennedy: The Supreme “X-Factor”

Posted on 12 March 2013

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases that will immeasurable importance to the future of same-sex marriage (and possibly plural marriage, but one thing at a time) in America. Although in theory all of the justices—excepting maybe the Chief—are created “equal,” many eyes (especially gay ones) are being turned in the […]


Gay Marriage: A Tale of Two Briefs

Posted on 07 March 2013

Last week, the Obama administration announced that it was throwing its not inconsiderable weight behind efforts to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that California voters were not entitled to ban gay marriage there. Although the federal government is not a party to the case (Hollingsworth v. Perry), nor was it required to take […]


Domestic Partnership Bill Stalled in Senate Committee

Posted on 24 February 2013

I run the risk here of seeming either A) cynical or B) like an ingrate, but so be it. On Tuesday (yesterday), the State Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs postponed the reading of the Families First bill (or known less prosaically as SB 196, legislation that was introduced by the committee’s chairperson, […]


Wilton Manors Mayor Fights Ban on Officials’ Lobbying

Posted on 06 February 2013

WILTON MANORS — Mayor Gary Resnick is drawing criticism from Broward County officials for his plans to become the county’s first elected official to take on work as a lobbyist, despite a Code of Ethics ban that prohibits such efforts. Resnick, an attorney and partner (shareholder) with the law firm of Gray-Robinson, PA, a mega-practice […]

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History in the Making: Obama Becomes First President to Cite LGBT Rights at Inauguration

Posted on 22 January 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Proclaiming “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term on Monday, declaring his allegiance and intent to promote a progressive policy agenda. “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle […]


Dean Trantalis in Runoff for Fort Lauderdale Commission Seat

Posted on 16 January 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — Former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Dean Trantalis is heading for a runoff in March for the city’s District 2 Commission seat, in a race that will pit him against another former City Commissioner, Charlotte Rodstrom, who had given up the seat to run unsuccessfully for Broward County Commission. Trantalis and Rodstrom finished […]


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