Tag Archives: Florida

Florida: the state with the gayest name

So surreal that I can’t believe it. I had to reread the story: On the first day of the New Year, a federal judge issued a landmark ruling that finally cleared the way for same-sex marriage in every county in … Continue reading

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Let’s get (gay) married!

Happy new year. Ring out the old with this bit of news: An Orlando area official can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples next week, a Florida judge said, while the fate of same-sex marriage remained in limbo across … Continue reading

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‘We’ve never had the super hurricane’

Longtime denizens of South Florida — I include myself — get smug about hurricanes because we survived Andrew. Katrina? A glancing blow. Wilma? Less glancing, a genuine pain of ass for hundreds of thousands of people who lost roofs and … Continue reading

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‘Miami probably not used to being compared unfavorably to Detroit’

Gail Collins on the, excuse the pun, sea change in political alignment regarding climate change. Guess which city is the test case: Miami is probably not used to being compared unfavorably to Detroit. But there you are. “We’re going to … Continue reading

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‘The options of where to go are very limited’

As I’ve posted repeatedly, forget Florida when the seas rise and the planet warms. Climatologists are turning into amateur real estate agents: Forget most of California and the Southwest (drought, wildfires). Ditto for much of the East Coast and Southeast … Continue reading

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‘The side that favors marriage equality has lost their innocence’

Full disclosure: I’m a friend of Councilwoman Ivonne Ledesma, but even if she were my bitterest enemy I can’t imagine anything more ridiculous than the dust a simple proclamation has kicked up. Village leaders originally voted down the nonbinding measure … Continue reading

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“What that means is that every shooting has been a good shooting”

As usual look to Florida as a model: Prosecutors and defense lawyers agree that the system is intended to protect police officers and give them the benefit of the doubt, though they can differ sharply on where they think the … Continue reading

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