Postedon May 19, 2010 at 11:26 am
For years, George A. Rekers has held himself out as an expert witness in court on homosexuality, arguing in cases concerning the freedom to marry and gay adoption that gay men and lesbians lead dangerous lives and raise troubled children.
Now Dr. Rekers himself is under fire, raising new legal questions about his courtroom role.
Postedon Apr 22, 2010 at 10:16 am
Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, responds to comments made by Former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee earlier this month that the country shouldn't "experiment" by allowing gay couples to adopt children. "Children are not puppies," he said. "This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"
Postedon Feb 22, 2010 at 08:15 pm
Edward Schumacher-Matos writes in response to a Miami Herald reader who feels there has been one-sided pro-gay rights coverage in the newspaper.
"In recent years, most of us have come to accept the scientific view that sexual orientation is not a life choice, but a matter of genetics that defines a person as much as race. It is opposition to gay rights that is the life choice. If morality is important in guiding the newspaper -- and I think it is -- then this means that the newspaper is morally obliged to be more concerned about its impact on gays in our community than on those whose life choice is to restrict them."
Postedon Feb 05, 2010 at 10:48 am
February 5, 2010
Scott Maxwell writes about the responses he received regarding a column he wrote about Florida's ban on adoption by gay and lesbian couples. "Most readers said they were sick and tired of the extremists putting politics ahead of children." [Link]
Postedon Nov 23, 2009 at 10:54 am
November 22, 2009
The ongoing case of openly gay Martin Gill, who has mounted a legal challenge to Florida's ban on adoption by gay parents so that he may adopt two children he has fostered for nearly five years, could set precedent in Florida surrounding the state's controversial adoption law. [Link]
Postedon Nov 23, 2009 at 10:51 am
November 22, 2009
In a town hall-style meeting on Thursday, several nurses from Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital personally apologized to a lesbian from Washington state who said that a hospital social worker wouldn't allow her to be with her dying partner in 2007. Registered nurse Norberto Molina: "I can't imagine what you went through." [Link]
Postedon Sep 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm
September 30, 2009
A federal court in Miami has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Washington state lesbian who was not allowed to visit her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Lambda Legal says the case "highlights how vulnerable same-sex couples and their families are." [Link]
Postedon Sep 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm
September 10, 2009
After two years of discussions, the University of South Florida plans to start offering full domestic partner benefits to employees. University president Judy Genshaft says "We believe it's the right thing to do, and we'll work to make it happen this year." [Link]
Postedon Aug 03, 2009 at 11:33 am
July 18, 2009
A party celebrating 70 years together is a big deal for any pair. But a celebration of this couple's love takes on special meaning, considering they had to keep silent about it for decades. [Link]
Postedon Jul 23, 2009 at 07:38 pm
July 23, 2009
During a face-to-face meeting yesterday between Equality Florida and AAA South, top management at the 4th largest AAA affiliate in the country committed to recognizing all spouses, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The policy allows married same-sex couples (whether married in other states or countries) to receive spousal discounts under AAA's Associate Membership program. [Link]