Postedon Dec 02, 2008 at 12:22 pm
December 2, 2008
The Palm Beach Post editorial board writes about various children's health and research organizations now concurring that children of gay parents are as well adjusted as those of straight parents, applauding a Miami judge's recent ruling that Fla.'s adoption ban is unconstitutional. [Link]
Postedon Nov 25, 2008 at 11:01 am
November 25, 2008
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman Tuesday declared Florida's 50-year-old ban on gay people adoptioning unconstitutional -- a ruling state lawyers immediately said they would challenge. [Link]
Postedon Nov 06, 2008 at 09:45 am
November 6, 2008
The Times editorial staff writes about anti-gay measures passing in California, Florida, Arkansas, and Arizona: "We do not view these results as reason for despair. Struggles over civil rights never follow a straight trajectory, and the ugly outcome of these ballot fights should not obscure the building momentum for full equality for gay people, including acceptance of marriage between gay men and women. But the votes remind us of how much remains to be done before this bigotry is finally erased." (Link)
Postedon Oct 28, 2008 at 10:35 am
October 28, 2008
"One day, we all will look back on the idea that government could have the power to dictate who adults can marry with as much bewilderment as we now, shamefully, wonder how we allowed government the power to ban interracial marriage – until the U.S. Supreme Court ended the legal basis for that prejudice in the appropriately named landmark 1967 ACLU case of Loving v. Virginia." [Link]
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Postedon Oct 23, 2008 at 01:00 pm
October 22, 2008
Supporters of a ballot measure that would write discrimination into Florida's Constitution are encouraging donors to avoid public disclosure by contributing to groups that don't have to list contributions. [Link]
Learn more about Florida.
Postedon Oct 22, 2008 at 10:50 am
October 21, 2008
Florida’s Prop 2, California’s Prop 8, Arizona’s Prop 102: You know what they are. You’ve given money to fight them. (If you haven’t, stop right now and click one of the links above, donate, then continue reading.) There are exactly two weeks to go now, folks. What else can you do...Here are some ideas, in no particular order. (Link)
Postedon Oct 21, 2008 at 10:20 am
October 19, 2008
Harold Troxler, a Times columnist, writes, "I'm not telling anybody how to run their church, or that they have to change their beliefs. I'm just saying, let's have the same secular rights for everybody." [Link]
Read more about Florida.
Postedon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:18 am
October 19, 2008
An effort to rewrite the Florida Constitution to prohibit marriage equality is falling short of the numbers needed for victory in the Nov. 4 election, a Sun Sentinel and Florida Times-Union poll shows. (Link)
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Postedon Oct 17, 2008 at 01:39 pm
October 16, 2008
Florida Clergy for Fairness, a coalition of interfaith religious leaders, spoke out against Fla.'s proposed anti-gay marriage amendment in a conference call Thursday: "To pass Amendment 2 is to use religion to demonize another human being." [Link]
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