In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court justices today decided to rule on case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The case will skip the traditional appeal process after the Second District Court of Appeal directly asked the Florida Supreme Court to ... More >>
On Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a controversial Florida law that bans doctors from asking patients if they have guns in their homes. Following the decision, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a decision that pretty much encouraged Florida pediatricians to keep breaking t ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says the Redskins are protected by free speech Civil rights activists are hailing the recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Tra ... More >>
The ACLU of Florida has filed a new motion in federal court demanding that Florida immediately recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states or countries. ACLU spokesman Baylor Johnson tells the Herald that the group is asking U.S. District Judge Robert Hickle " to stop enforce ... More >>
When Astor Development needed to build a garage for the Coral Gables trolley, it was unclear where to put it. Historically, it would have been destined for the city's industrial triangle, but now that place is more suited for high-rise condos than exhaust-streaming, pollution factories. So the devel ... More >>
Three months after the federal government found that Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Coral Gables had violated the Civil Rights Act by building a trolley garage in West Grove, some folks are trying to bring the transportation service there. A petition posted Tuesday has collected more ... More >>
Bill Nelson finally dragged his feet to supporting a bill that prevent job discrimination for LGBT citizens, but his fellow Florida senator, Marco Rubio, continues to sip on some watered-down Anita Bryant-style orange juice and has reiterated his opposition to the bill. What's his excuse? Oh, a bunc ... More >>
When she's not appearing in a Los Angeles County criminal courtroom, Lindsey Lohan can be found filing frivolous lawsuits in the state of New York. And for nearly two years, the most frivolous of suits has been the grievance filed against Miami's Pitbull for his use of "disparaging" and "defamator ... More >>
Do Americans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of sexy times with animals?The lawyers of a Florida man who is being prosecuted under Florida's relatively new anti-bestiality law after being caught in an intimate situation with his pet miniature donkey claim that the law violates the c ... More >>
A quarter-century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police Officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi worked the midnight shift around Key Biscayne, Metrorail stations, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. If what the FBI says is true, woe unto any woman who ran into Dwivedi in the middle of the night. Because the cop had a bad habit of pulling over women for ... More >>
Today, Mitt Romney is foregoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. Instead, Mittens will be hobnobbing with a convicted cocaine smuggler. The Republican presidential candidate is holding an afternoon rally at Palacios de los Jugos at 7085 Co ... More >>
Barack Obama may have been the first sitting American president to announce his personal support of gay marriage. He may have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and allowed gay citizens to serve openly in the armed forces. He may have been the first president to appoint a Transgendered per ... More >>
When Gov. Rick Scott's administration began a statewide purge of "non-citizen" voters, it didn't seem like a coincidence that the Miami Herald found the GOP-led effort disproportionately targeted Democrats, Hispanics and independents -- many of whom were in fact eligible to vote. It was also no grea ... More >>
There are worse things for politicians to be than boring moderates, sure, but Bill Nelson is a boring moderate through and through. So, it's really no surprise that his stance on gay marriage is predictably off in some vague, boring, moderate middle land.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for. This week, Luke says African-Americans need to march to the polls on Election Day.For more than two weeks, tens of thousands of African-Americans have been ... More >>
North Miami Beach has fired two police department employees after they allegedly were caught in the office trying to cast a Santeria curse on the city manager shortly before mass layoffs were planned. Veteran officer Elizabeth Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez were canned last week over ... More >>
Asked to name a senator he'd like to pattern his own career after, Marco Rubio told the National Review that he really admires Jesse Helms. Yes, Helms, the late North Carolina Republican senator with notorious and well-documented racist and homophobic views. He once called the landmark Civil Righ ... More >>
via Flickr SanFranAnnieShould good food outweigh common decency?Some people are really serious about food. Chick-fil-A, a Christian restaurant chain, came in as the number one choice in a survey among Florida Gulf Coast University students when asked which restaurants they wanted in their student ... More >>
Martin Gill and his sons are now legally a familyAn appellate court's decision that Florida's ban on gay adoption will stand, meaning potential gay parents through out the state will be able to adopt. Attorney General Bill McCollum's office had until 5 pm today to decide whether or not to ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesThe tiny Gainesville, Florida, Dove World Outreach Center ignited an international controversy when they announced plans to burn Korans on the ninth anniversary of September 11. The story stirred the same strong feelings surrounding a planned Muslim community center near Ground ... More >>
After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.
Miami Police Chief John Timoney screwed up, and we taxpayers are just gonna keep paying and paying.Back in November 2003, the City of Miami shut down some protests against a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meeting being held here. The cops beat some protesters and illegally jailed others. Jus ... More >>
Riptide works on a self imposed quota system, and in order to meet our goals we have to make at least one "Charlie Crist is gay" joke a week. So it was only natural when reporting on Charlie Crist's upcoming nuptials to lay it on thick, especially while we were still fuming from the travesty of Amen ... More >>
I have a confession to make. I took this job only because I needed the money. The policies enacted by the Pelosi Congress and secret President Hillary Clinton (You thought it was Bill? Ha!) led to this horrible financial crisis (You know ... women and money). I played the part of a leftist zombie to ... More >>
Clint Eastwood's latest takes on a serial killer and the system.
"Slogans" (Island/Tuff Gong/UMe)
What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter
The sad saga of how the feds hounded a senior citizen over, what else, Cuba
The war on sexual orientation reveals the organization and structure of the Take Back Miami-Dade political family
The Winter Party
Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon
February 4 - 10, 1999
Rosie Heffernan's students are no dummies when it comes to the U.S. Constitution -- as their parents are learning
Miami Herald sports columnist Dan Le Batard goes Cosmo and cements his reputation as the paper's gender-relations expert
Miami police use an obsolete law to arrest two union activists. Too bad they didn't know the ordinance was being taken out of the code.
Local black leaders are wondering why the U.S. Justice Department called them together to chew the fat about Guantanamo
But the album's sales are up, up, up. No wonder so many more cops are dying now.
Lewd magazine publisher Dugent experiences the ultimate masochistic thrill - a spanking from its neighbors in prim and proper Coral Gables