WASHINGTON (AP) _ The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic teacher fired over her same-sex marriage says she has been invited to the White House to help welcome Pope Francis.
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.
While discussion of the fabled “Pastor Protection Act” has been long in the pipeline – Texas has already passed similar legislation from which Florida is cribbing its bill language – Florida Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed HB 43 on Aug. 10, laying down the proverbial gauntlet for the social conservative battle set to play out in next year’s legislative session. The bill, as expected, seeks to protect churches from litigation should they refuse to “solemnize” same-sex marriages.
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage, the Washington Post reports.
In the Jan. 4 Fort Lauderdale mayoral debate hosted by the Sun Sentinel, a night mostly devoted to infrastructure and development issues briefly saw Vice Mayor Bruce Roberts and Dist. 2 Commissioner Dean Trantalis engage in personal criticism of each other.
An estimated 13.5 million people watched the fourth Republican presidential debate of the season on the Fox Business Network, which traded the fireworks of the previous CNBC encounter for a more sedate discussion on economic issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancée a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.
Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis kicked off his campaign for re-election Monday night , laying out a set of priorities he intends to accomplish during another term representing District 2.
Marc Pourner, 28, of Spring, Texas, was found dead just north of Houston on Saturday night, Nov. 14, a little more than two days after he went missing.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Politicians who may have thought they wouldn't have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis?
Gay marriage is likely to be a contentious topic when Florida Attorney General i faces off with her Democratic challenger George Sheldon in their only televised debate.
HONOLULU (AP) _ It was a decision that Gov. Neil Abercrombie said may have cost him re-election, but one that he stood by as a proud legacy that will live on long after he leaves the state's highest office.
CHICAGO (AP) - An advocacy group supporting gay and lesbians causes in Illinois is bolstering the campaign funds of two Republican lawmakers.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage has resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.
BERLIN (AP) — What happened to Germany's anti-Islam movement PEGIDA? After bursting into the limelight last year with weekly rallies that drew first hundreds, then tens of thousands, the group appears to have lost momentum.
A gay candidate has entered the race to represent district two on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission.
Scott Herman, the Florida Democratic Party’s candidate in District 93, received two major endorsements this week -- from Weston’s Nan Rich and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Herman is campaigning to take the seat of incumbent Rep. George Moraitis (R-Fort Lauderdale) in the 2014 midterm election.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents in California who want to keep the identities of their campaign donors secret.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 3, 2015.......... Patrons of strip clubs and adult theaters would have to pay a state surcharge before going in, under a proposal being looked at by state lawmakers who also want to close a tax loophole enjoyed by roll-your-own cigarette shops.