Category | Sunshine State

Bondi Defeated in Attempt to Push Same-Sex Marriage Directly to Florida Supreme Court

Posted on 29 October 2014

MIAMI— The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami indicated that it was still considering the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and refused to allow state attorney general Pam Bondi to take the matter directly to the Florida Supreme Court for adjudication. Bondi cited “great public interest in the stability” of the state’s marriage law until […]

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Pam Bondi Makes her Move Before the Witching Hour

Posted on 24 October 2014

Just hours short of her deadline, Pam Bondi has in fact formally objected to lifting Judge Robert L. Hinkle’s stay on his ruling that would have effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State. As Halloween Week looms upon us, Attorney General Pam Bondi had until 11:59 tonight to object to federal Judge Robert L. […]

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Florida Mayoral Candidate’s Felony Jury Trial Set for November 10

Posted on 23 October 2014

WILTON MANORS—Boyd Corbin, a candidate for mayor of Wilton Manors, FL will face a six-member jury trial on November 10, 2014, six days after the general election.  Corbin is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a bamboo tiki torch, during an outdoor 2012 Halloween costume contest hosted by Michael Walters a professional […]

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Governor Scott Muzzles Health Officials, Preventing Them from Attending Bipartisan Briefing on HIV/AIDS

Posted on 23 October 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE – As Florida leads the nation in new HIV-infections, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration is placing politics over public health. On Thursday, October 23 a bipartisan delegation of 19 state legislators representing Broward County will gather for a special public hearing on the state of HIV/AIDS in Florida.  Representative Jim Waldman, who serves […]

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Huntsman/Jones Are Fantasy Fest Grand Marshals

Posted on 20 October 2014

KEY WEST—Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been selected as Grand Marshals of Key West’s Fantasy Fest Parade. Huntsman and Jones made headlines last July when Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled that the two men could legally wed in Monroe County, of which Key West is a part. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately […]

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Understanding the “Q” in LGBTQ

Posted on 16 October 2014

Aiden Powell is program coordinator at Purdue University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center. He received his B.A. in history and anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2012 and is currently completing his M.S. in anthropology with a focus on LGBTQ student health. We asked him to explain the origins of the expanded acronym.  […]

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AG Bondi Asks Florida Supreme Court To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Posted on 14 October 2014

TALLAHASSEE–On October 13, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been criticized from every corner of the state,  filed a Supplemental Response In Support Of Pass-Through Certification,  asking the Third District Court of Appeal to “pass through” jurisdiction and allow two same-sex marriage cases to be heard by the Florida Supreme Court. The two cases, […]

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Marti’s New River Bistro Opens at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Posted on 10 October 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of its new, on-site restaurant—Marti’s New River Bistro—which boasts magnificent views of the New River and offers diners an artful twist on modern American cuisine.  Located on the first level of the Huizenga Pavilion on the Broward Center campus just steps from […]

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First Gay Touring Circus, Circus Rainbow, Comes to St. Petersburg

Posted on 09 October 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Circus Rainbow will debut on October 22, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida, with shows running twice daily until 2 November. The gay circus will be partnering with the Metro Wellness and Community Centers, which is soon launch a new LGBT Welcome Center in St Petersburg. James Keane, Fundraising and Event Manager for Metro […]

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Benefits for Same-Sex in Hillsborough County

Posted on 09 October 2014

The commissioners of Hillsborough County have voted unanimously to expand its human rights ordinance to outlaw workplace and public-accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the commissioners on Wednesday also voted to set a public hearing for a meeting later this month on a proposed domestic partnership […]

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