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Florida Officials Appeal Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling that a state ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Attorney ...

More Fireworks Anticipated at Upcoming Marriage Argument (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-09-01-ScreenShot20140901at3.38.21PM.pngLast week judges at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals put on a spectacular show when they eviscerated the arguments of anti-gay attorneys from Wisconsin and Indiana. Next week we could see a repeat performance when lawyers present their cases to the Ninth Circuit.

Next Wave of Marriage Cases Finally Reaches the Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-08-11-ScreenShot20140811at12small.jpgThe Supreme Court generally only hears a small handful of the petitions brought before it. But with so many major marriage rulings in the last year, they are virtually guaranteed to have one or more cases on their docket, with a ruling likely by June 2015.

Discrimination Inflicts Harm, Not Our Marriages

Nadine Smith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

My wife and I married because we love each other. We wanted to demonstrate our commitment and ensure we could take care of each other in every way possible. Our son deserves to have his parents' marriage respected and our family protected under Florida law.

State Official: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would...

Eight Same-Sex Couples Sue State For Recognition Of Their Out-Of-State Marriages

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Eight Florida same-sex couples and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday evening challenging their state's refusal to r...

State Introduces Bills To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 10 (Reuters) - Florida state legislators introduced identical bills on Monday to legalize me...

State Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Initiative To Go On November Ballot

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and...

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi Sued In Public Records Withholding

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Tallahassee, Fla., attorney Steven Andrews filed a new lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, alleging that the Republican governor's admi...

Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

A large majority of Florida voters -- 82 percent -- supported legalizing medical marijuana, but were divided on recreational pot use, according to a Q...

Bondi Asks Court To Toss Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 24 (Reuters) - Florida's attorney general told the state's high court on Thursday that suppor...

$33 Million Per Year of Your Tax Money to For-Profit College Whose CEO Hid Criminal Record

David Halperin | Posted 12.21.2013 | College
David Halperin

When Ernesto Perez, CEO of for-profit Dade Medical College, was named to Florida's Commission on Independent Education -- a panel charged with overseeing schools like his -- he omitted criminal convictions and arrests from his Senate confirmation questionnaire.

Who Wrote the For-Profit College Group Handbook Urging Members Not to Lie to Students?

David Halperin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
David Halperin

APSCU is trying to show in public that the sector is working to clean up its act, with a booklet advising recruiters to provide students with "clear and accurate information." But, as we've come to expect, APSCU has no shame.

Florida Executes Man Convicted For Murdering Two Exotic Dancers

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

STARKE, Fla. -- STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former escort service owner convicted of killing two women in the 1980s has been executed in Florida for the d...

Florida Wants Teens To Have Easier Access To Handguns. Really.

Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

Never mind more pressing issues: Florida is fighting for teens to have easier access to handguns. Last week Attorney General Pam Bondi joined 21 o...

Florida Attorney General Delays Execution For Campaign Fundraiser

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a staunch supporter of Gov. Rick Scott's Timely Justice Act, a controversial law that speeds up executions in t...

Scott Approves $200 Million Program

The Tampa Tribune | James L. Rosica | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Tuesday a plan from a national foreclosure settlement between lenders and states that shuttles money in...

Florida's Attorney General Fights...Urban Outfitters

Miami New Times | Kyle Munzenrieder | Posted 07.22.2013 | Miami

Don't expect Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to make a shopping spree at Urban Outfitters anytime soon. ...

Florida To BP: Time To Pay

AP | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon...

Florida Amendment 8: Infusing Religion With Government

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

As a high school student, I am greatly concerned for future generations of Floridians living in a state that might be governed by a measure that deprecates one of the most important tenets of this nation.

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Settlement Cash Siphoned Off: State Sticky Fingers Send Funds To Pet Projects | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

After a bruising year-long battle with banks that resulted in a $25 billion mortgage settlement, the state attorneys general who led the negotiations ...

Feds: Florida Is Dumping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

AP | KELLI KENNEDY and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 09.07.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with ...

Pam Bondi Delivers Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tag-teamed her Republican National Convention appearance with fellow state Attorney General Sam Olens of Georgia in...

Did Rick Scott's AG Cancel Wedding Under Political Pressure?

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 07.31.2012 | Miami

It looked like a wedding. Sixty or 70 guests at a luxury Caribbean resort, including the governor and a former Tampa mayor. ...

Questionable Report Clears Officials Of Wrongdoing

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

A remarkable report from an Inspector General in Florida not only clears the state Attorney General's office for the firings of two foreclosure fraud ...