Rand Hoch, Florida's first openly- gay judge, predicted that marriage equality would come to the state -- and the rest of the U.S. -- no later than by the end of June, 2016. The prediction came during Hoch's remarks at the marriage equality demonstration in Lake Worth on Sunday. The demonstration, ... More >>
Updating a 47-year old anti-discrimination policy, the Boca Raton City Council voted 4-1 to extend the full range of domestic partnership benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, to its municipal employees. The benefits also include a continuation of insurance coverage, funeral lea ... More >>
In a budget meeting held on Wednesday, the Town Council of Palm Beach voted to extend benefits for domestic partnerships, including health and dental insurance coverage, bereavement leave, illness in the immediate family leave, family and medical leave, and domestic violence leave. Kicking off on J ... More >>
And you thought your family life was messed up. Tyler Morrison, a teenaged gay activist who amassed some local celebrity when the Boca Raton City Council placed him on its community relations board last year, abruptly resigned last week. His mom, Andrea Riggin, had ratted him out.
The City of Palm Beach has itself a new health insurance broker and a new consultant, which means the chance of having domestic partnership benefits added to its employee health plan is very close to happening. Town Manager Peter Elwell says that Willis of Florida Inc. will be taking a gander at he ... More >>
Although it's been quiet recently, the fight pitting Boca Raton against gay-rights activists is about to crank back up. Rand Hoch -- president and founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council -- says his group is tired of waiting.Since last fall, activists have been trying to nudge the city ... More >>
Rand Hoch, the president of the Palm Beach Human Rights Council, doesn't waste words summing up what's been happening in Boca Raton recently: "Boca is just being anti-gay," he tells New Times.Over the last six months, the city has been locked up with activists over a number of issues involving the r ... More >>