Category | Sunshine State

Florida Attorney General Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Extend Stay of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 16 December 2014

By RICHARD HACK / TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — Just weeks after a federal court denied Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request to extend a stay on same-sex marriages in the state, she has tossed what is her final tool in an on-going effort to prevent gay unions from becoming legal in Florida that were set to […]

Why Burger King Is Moving To Canada

Posted on 11 December 2014

By DANIEL HICKS — If you could relocate to another state, keep your high-paying job and avoid $1B in taxes, would you do it? Miami-based Burger King says yes. A new report by the group Americans for Tax Fairness finds that the fast food chain and its major shareholders will save between $400 million to […]

Tampa Prepares Same-Sex Weddings Ads Ahead of Legal Deadline

Posted on 09 December 2014

TAMPA, Fl. — Declaring “Our Treasures Are Yours: To Have and to Hold,” the Tampa Bay tourism bureau has created a series of advertisements promoting the area as a gay wedding destination. It matters little that same-sex marriage is still illegal in the state of Florida. Tampa Bay is anticipating when on January 6, same-sex […]

Bring Teddy’s To Gay Men’s Chorus

Posted on 04 December 2014

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is suggesting that their audience bring teddy bears with them to “Comfort and Joy,” the chorus’ Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20 concert at Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale.  The bears, which should be new and between 12 and 18 inches in size, will be given to children who […]

ALCU Fights Back Against Pam Bondi

Posted on 03 December 2014

TALLAHASSEE—In recently filed court documents attempting to reinforce the myriad of rulings against the same-sex marriage ban in Florida, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union, has redoubled their efforts just as Florida Attorney General continues to file motions to keep Florida same-sex marriage ban in place. In court documents filed last week, ACLU attorneys […]

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