Politics Unusual

Politics Unusual

Summer of (Gay) Love

It’s been a great summer for the gay community in Florida. Each and every marriage equality case that went before the courts in the Sunshine State was settled in the LGBT community’s favor, gay and lesbian marriages are happening from Pensacola to Key West, and Charlie Crist is a candidate for Governor of Florida on […]

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Politics Unusual: Florida’s Statewide Primary is Tuesday, August 26

CHARLIE CRIST TAKES ON NAN RICH: YES, THERE ARE TWO CHOICES IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Floridians go to the polls on August 26 for many state and local primary elections. The largest of those races is the primary challenge for governor. Incumbent governor Rick Scott will battle two unknowns in the Republican primary and will […]

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Politics Unusual: Hotspots Exclusive Interview with Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith

Equality Florida executive director Nadine Smith has fought for the rights of LGBT Floridians for decades, and has served in her current capacity as head of our state’s LGBT rights organization for the past 17 years. In that time, Florida has grown from a state with very few protections for gay people (and next to […]

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Politics as Unusual: Two Court Rulings Affirm Our Right to Marry In Florida

MIAMI JUDGE JOINS KEYS JUDGE IN STRIKING DOWN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN If you haven’t heard by now, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down. On July 17, Judge Luis Garcia struck down the voter-approved amendment to Florida’s constitution. This was a big victory to Florida’s gay community, and especially to bartenders Aaron Huntsman […]

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Politics as Unusual: South Floridians take their Marriage equality cases to court

Courts in Miami and Tavernier hear cases but delay rulings For months now, Hotspots has brought you information on the marriage equality cases that have been filed in Florida. In the past two weeks, the ball has really started to roll in the various cases, especially the two that are taking place in South Florida. […]

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Politics Unusual: New Lawsuit filed in Florida to fight anti-LGBT laws

The LGBT community continues to forge ahead at warp speed in our fight to legally marry our partners in the US. In just the past few weeks, judges in Oregon and Pennsylvania ruled that those states marriage bans were unconstitutional. Unlike other rulings in recent memory, there was no appeal or stay in either state […]

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Politics Unusual: Marriage Equality Gains Momentum

Every week, there seems to be more and more news on the Marriage Equality front. As courts across the country prepare for continued litigation, we thought it was time for an update on where we stand, not just here at home in Florida, but also in other parts of the US where the fight is […]

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Politics Unusual: Olympics Protests Around the Globe

On Wednesday, just one day before the kickoff of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the LGBT organization All Out, which was created nearly 3 years ago to bring a global focus to LGBT issues, organized protests across the globe to help continue to highlight the atrocities taking place against Russia’s LGBT community. The protests took place […]

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Politics Unusual: Floridians Officially Join the Fight for Marriage Equality

First Utah, then Oklahoma, now Florida? Following on the heals of Marriage Equality victories in the unlikely states of Utah and Oklahoma, yesterday, six same sex couples filed suit along with The Equality Florida Institute seeking the right to marry in the Sunshine State. It was announced during a press conference from the MDGLCC that […]

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Politics As Unusual: New Jersey, Illinois and Hawaii…14, 15 and 16…

  2013 HAS BEEN A REMARKABLE YEAR FOR THE GAYS This year will definitely go down in the annals of gay history as one of the most important. Like 1969, which saw the Stonewall Riots, or 2003 when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage equality, 2013 will forever be known as one of […]