Politics

  • Utah Gov. Committed to Gay Marriage Ban

    Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s committed to defending Utah’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage but says the issue should be handled with civility and respect.

  • Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox: “My Heart Has Changed”

    On Monday Republican Lt. Governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, gave an impassioned speech at a vigil in Salt Lake City for the victims of the Orlando massacre. He told the crowd that his heart has changed over the years after getting to know the LGBT community. And he apologized to the community.

  • Video: Boo Hoo's From Bigoted Baker at Value Voter Summit

    The dais at the Value Voter Summit last weekend was the stage for crocodile tears when Melissa Klein, the bigoted baker from Oregon who told her tale of how she is being persecuted for protecting her First Amendment right to illegally discriminate against gay clients, Talking Points Memo reports.

  • Wasserman Schultz Blasts House Republicans

    House Republicans were up to their old tricks, proposing an overinflated defense spending bill last week while failing to ensure protections for society’s most vulnerable.

  • Wilton Manors Candidate Forum Scheduled

    A candidate forum for the Wilton Manors mayoral and commission races is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park.

  • Wilton Manors Mayor Urges Arizona Gov. To Veto Anti-Gay Bill

    Reprinted in it's entirety:

    February 25, 2014

    VIA FACSIMILE & ELECTRONIC MAIL

    The Honorable Jan Brewer
    Arizona Governor
    Executive Tower
    1700 West Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Dear Governor Brewer:

    I strongly encourage you to oppose SB 1062, which would allow business owners to turn away gay and lesbian consumers. While I have never written to another State’s Governor about legislation under consideration, this Bill has the potential to serve as dangerous precedent for the entire country.

    Your leadership in vetoing the Bill would send a clear and unequivocal message that discrimination against any person will not be encouraged, supported or defended in the State of Arizona. As Governor of one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse states in this country, please declare that you will not stand by and allow hatred and discrimination to be permitted on your watch! Does Arizona really want to propel our nation toward more divisiveness?  

    The City of Wilton Manors, Florida, and our greater metropolitan area, consisting of nearly 2 million people, celebrate our diversity. While we may have significant differences and do not always agree, we realize that by working together, we can achieve more for our entire community. Arizona does not need to be labeled as the first state in the country to enshrine in its laws permission and acceptance to hate and to cast aside the GLBT community.

    Certainly, from an economic standpoint, it does not make sense for businesses to turn away an entire segment of consumers, particularly such a strong economic segment as GLBT consumers and business owners.  I have had the privilege of working with many elected officials from Arizona through the National League of Cities and other national organizations. We have excellent working relationships. I cannot imagine that I would not be welcome to do business in your State because of my sexual orientation. There are hundreds of valid arguments why SB 1062 is bad policy, but the bottom line, it’s just plain wrong.  Thank you for your consideration.

    Respectfully yours,

    Gary Resnick
    Mayor

    cc:          City Commission

             City Manager

             Executive Director, National League of Cities

  • Wisconsin Police Chief Charged In Tea Party Flap

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A western Wisconsin police chief was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader for solicitations from gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.

  • Women Politicos to take Center Stage at DNC LGBT Gala

    At a time when female candidates are taking center stage in the 2018 congressional mid-term election, a quartet of women politicos are set to speak at an upcoming LGBT gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee in New York City, the Washington Blade has learned.

  • World AIDS Day Commemorated in South Florida

    Tuesday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. It is an opportunity to for people worldwide, including those in South Florida, to unite in the fight against HIV. It is also a day to commemorate those who have died.

  • Wurst’s Eurovision Win Shows Pop Still Political

    Conchita Wurst By Albin Olsson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    LONDON -- It’s the beard that divided a continent.