With same-sex marriage on the brink of being legalized in Florida or getting forever mired in litigation, advocates and gay rights groups have been using news releases and the media to call on Gov. Rick Scott to lift the ban. But now one same-sex couple is going directly to the governor in the form ... More >>
In August, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled on Grimsley and Albu v. Scott that Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional and, despite a stay on his ruling, ordered the State of Florida to issue a new death certificate for Carol Goldwasser, naming Arlene Goldber ... More >>
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court rejected five states looking to keep same-sex marriages illegal, which means Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin can immediately join the other states that recognize same-sex unions. Moreover, same-sex couples living in Colorado, Kansas, North ... More >>
It had appeared as if maybe she wouldn't, but late Thursday afternoon Florida state Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an appeal notice on behalf of Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong, Secretary of Management Services Craig J. Nichols, and Washington County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzell. On August ... More >>
On Tuesday, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis ruled against Florida's ban on same-sex marriage by recognizing the Delaware marriage of W. Jason Simpson and husband Frank Bangor, who died earlier this year. See also: Broward County Judge Rules for Same Sex Marriage in Florida
Boynton Beach is getting set to join other Palm Beach cities in offering domestic partner benefits for its gay employees. The City Commission is expected to address offering employees with domestic partners or same-sex spouses the same benefits that those whose marriages are recognized by the state. ... More >>
When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling. Bondi's office issued a ... More >>
You may want to reconsider getting that divorce because it's gonna cost you a crapload of money. The reason: Florida is the most expensive place to get a divorce in the U.S. According to a national database from FindTheBest.com, getting divorced is not only expensive, it's a pain in the ass too. ... More >>
Gildas Dousset, a student at FAU, has filed suit asking an appellate court to recognize his same-sex marriage after he says he was denied in-state tuition. The appeal, filed in the Fourth District Court of Appeals, argues that the state's laws barring recognition of valid out-of-state marriages of ... More >>
You can now add Margate in the growing number of Broward County and Palm Beach cities extending benefits to same-sex couples. In a 3-2 vote earlier this week, Margate's city commissioners approved to extend benefits to same-sex couples who were legally married in another state, or are in a domestic ... More >>
Six same-sex couples who sued the state back in January have asked a state court to rule that Florida's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. According to Equality Florida, the couples' motion, filed Thursday, asserts that Florida's marriage ban cannot stand in light of last year's U.S. Su ... More >>
It looks like Pembroke Pines is joining the likes of Palm Beach and Boca Raton in offering domestic partner benefits for its gay employees. After an independent firm's cost/benefits numbers were heard, the city's five commissioners unanimously agreed to extend the same benefits to employees in dome ... More >>
It seems everything these days is in danger of being rendered useless by the internet. The mighty blue Blockbuster fell to Netflix. Bookstores were chewed up and spit out by Amazon. And now the U.S. Postal Service's only job is to make sure Chris Christie never runs out of Oreos. It makes sense th ... More >>
An old man was arrested after he pushed his elderly wife of 33 years to the ground and breaking her hip after she busted him looking at a dating website, officially making this the most Florida sentence you've read all year. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report, the elder ... More >>
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS has ruled that it will recognize joint tax returns of gay married couples. And yes, this also includes Florida. The ruling, which came down Thursday, says that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. A ... 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 >>
Yesterday we brought you a video by SoFloDude86, a guy from South Florida who ditched online dating websites in favor of a custom-made YouTube dating video of him rapping.Turns out the romantic rhyme-wrangler is 26-year-old Scott Heide, a consultant and grad student from Boca Raton. The video is ... More >>
notallthere.netIf you have an organized drawer of sock puppets, you should probably sign up for a dating website.We have no idea how they compiled this "information," but the dating website Chemistry.com claims people from West Palm Beach have the second-most-organized sock drawers in the country ... More >>
Michael McElroy for New TimesAndy and Todd Bludworth-McNeill, the subjects of this week's feature article.This week's cover story features a South Florida same-sex couple who traveled to Panama to start a family through surrogacy. They chose Central America because Florida surrogacy laws require ... More >>
A 36-year-old man from Boynton Beach was charged today with forcing a 14-year-old girl into having sex.The incest allegations against the man, Martin Baugh, suggest that he was related to the victim, though the probable cause affidavit redacts that information to protect the victim's identity.The af ... More >>
About the time the economy began to completely unravel last fall, I wrote a story about the life of a few local prostitutes. The story was prophetically titled "The Real Girlfriend Experience." I say prophetic because director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brokovich, the Ocean's 11 series) has a ... More >>
Not even Brody Jenner could extinguish the bromance.
The big punchline in Washington D.C. these days is "bipartisanship." Barack Obama wants to be friends with Republicans but they don't want to be friends with him. Of course, it's all politics. The Republicans have nothing to gain from jumping on the Obama bandwagon and everything to gain if that wag ... More >>
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