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Fla. man jailed for shooting gay man with BB gun at LGBT pride parade

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to six months in jail for shooting a gay man with a BB gun during a gay pride parade last summer.

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Pope opens big week with sex, divorce, homosexuality, gay marriage on agenda

| Monday, February 17, 2014
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VATICAN CITY -- Meetings this week between Pope Francis and his cardinals will deal with some of the thorniest issues facing the church, including the rejection by most Catholics of some of its core teaching on premarital sex, contraception, gays and divorce.

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Florida’s Charlie Crist plots political comeback as Democrat

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Charlie Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards.

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Victory Fund announces ‘Ten Races to Watch’ featuring LGBT candidates

JEFF SPITKO | GayPolitics.com | Friday, October 25, 2013
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The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.

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Tampa church evicts Boy Scout troop after 60 years over policy to allow gay youth

| Thursday, August 29, 2013
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TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa church has told a Boy Scout troop that it won't renew its sponsorship because of the national organization's decision not to ban openly gay Scouts.

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U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality to bolster gay pride events

| Sunday, June 30, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — Cities across the nation were gearing up Sunday for what were expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant gay pride parades following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied.

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist says he supports same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 9, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist has declared his support for same-sex marriage.

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Florida lawmaker introduces same-sex domestic partnership bill

| Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow Floridians to enter "domestic partnerships." State Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Fort Lauderdale) introduced the “Families First” bill (SB 196), which would extend legal protections to same-sex couples, including hospital visitation rights and the...

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Florida school board rejects grant from Boy Scouts over anti-gay policy

| Thursday, October 13, 2011
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Pinellas County School Board this week voted to reject a $54,838 grant for a program run by a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America because the organization discriminates against gay youth.

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Shut The (Bleep) Up

| Monday, August 29, 2011
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Candidates are actively interrupting scientific communication in this country. Blatantly standing up in the middle of the show and making factual inferences with fantastical statements. Distracting people from the reality hiding behind the curtain with a little folksy humor or superstitious nonsense. And I’m annoyed.

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