Category | Sunshine State

Tampa Man Denied Funeral at His Own Church for Being Gay

Posted on 13 August 2014

  TAMPA–Julion Evans’ friends and family were actually in the midst of his wake services at a funeral home when the pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., called to say that his funeral set for the next day at the church had been canceled. Evans was a member of the church. […]

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Bondi Defends Her Actions

Posted on 13 August 2014

CLEARWATER — Attorney General Pam Bondi says she is not backing away from challenging rulings in favor of gay marriage in the state. Rather, she is consolidating the cases. While attending a meeting of the Republican Party’s Executive Committee in Clearwater on Monday night, Bondi faced protesters outside. “We consolidated cases,” said Bondi. “There were […]

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Equality Florida Rips Bondi Politics

Posted on 13 August 2014

Even with four Florida judges ruling in the past three weeks that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, State Attorney General Pam Bondi has stepped in to appeal and keep same-sex marriage illegal in Florida. Equality Florida, the group that sent Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi 7,000 signed petitions asking her to “stop […]

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Miss Florida F.I. 2014 Makes Royal Return

Posted on 07 August 2014

MIAMI FL – After a seven year hiatus, the Miss Florida Female Impersonator pageant returns to Miami on Monday, August 11 at the Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Previously, the pageant was nicknamed “The Social Event of the Season” attracting some of the top-named female impersonators and entertainment personalities from across […]

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New Home for Agenda & Guy Magazine

Posted on 07 August 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE—Effective immediately, Multimedia Platforms LLC, publisher of the Agenda newspaper, Guy Magazine, as well as floridaagenda.com and guymag.net, will be moving its corporate headquarters to 2929 East Commercial Blvd, Penthouse D, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-4239. All functions of the corporation, including editorial, advertising, graphic design, Internet services, marketing and event planning will be housed […]

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Palm Beach Judge Rules Ban on Same-Sex Is Unconstitutional

Posted on 07 August 2014

Palm Beach County judge declares gay marriage ban unconstitutional PALM BEACH–Mirroring recent rulings from judges in three South Florida counties, a Palm Beach County Circuit judge Diana Lewis declared that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As opposed to the other cases involving the ability to marry or divorce, Judge Lewis’ case was brought […]

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Broward County Judge Sides with Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 05 August 2014

MIAMI—Make that three judges that have now overturned Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages. The ruling by Broward County Circuit Judge Dale Cohen emulates decisions made last month by judges in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. In each case, the judges found that a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state violates gay residents’ […]

Orange County Commissioners Support Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 30 July 2014

ORLANDO, FL–A majority of Orange County commissioners have voiced support for gay marriage after activists questioned the Republican-dominated board about its stance last week before Florida’s courts settle the issue, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Three of the pro-gay-marriage commissioners are Republicans: Jennifer Thompson, Scott Boyd and Pete Clarke. Democrat Tiffany Moore Russell also strongly […]

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Governor’s Race Takes Aim at Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 30 July 2014

TALLAHASEE—With a number of court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage legalization in local counties, the issue has moved to the forefront of Florida’s gubernatorial race. Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, who was governor when an amendment was passed to the Florida Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman, now says that “This […]

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Same-Sex Ban “Offends Human Dignity”; Ruled Unconstitutional in Miami-Dade

Posted on 30 July 2014

MIAMI, FL–Last Friday, a Miami-Dade judge has struck down Florida’s gay marriage ban, becoming the second Florida judge in a week to find it unconstitutional. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel found that the state’s same-sex marriage ban “offends basic human dignity” and violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. As she […]

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