If Floridians went to the polls today, literally this very day, there's a pretty good chance at least 50 percent of voters in the state would support gay marriage. Unfortunately, that still wouldn't mean there'd be gay wedding chapels popping up in Wilton Manors and South Beach by the end of the yea ... More >>
Rick Scott didn't have much to say today when asked about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act aside from correctly noting that nothing is really going to change all that much in Florida. See also: Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules
As part of Florida's efforts to crack down on pill mills, the state initiated an online database in 2009 that tracked the store prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances. Well, according to the ACLU, the private medical data of more than 3,000 Floridians has now leaked from that da ... More >>
Employees of the city of Miami Beach in same-sex domestic partnerships will no longer have to pay more taxes for their partner's health insurance than their married counterparts. The City Commission today passed a landmark tax equality policy that will reimburse those employees for the difference in ... More >>
The latest shot has been fired in what may be Gov. Rick Scott's dumbest legal battle yet.Earlier this month a federal judge struck down the so-called "Docs vs. Glocks" law that Scott had signed into law last year. Now Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Health to appeal the decision. Keep in ... More >>
So, remember those two local porn stars who are planning on giving Heat fans free blow jobs in a big, messy, double mouthed gang bang? Yeah, well, apparently the NBA is none too pleased. Who would have thought?Because the two porn stars (well, OK, let's be honest, porn actresses) are using the term ... More >>
Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski likes to say that he's "political with a capital P," meaning he doesn't tow a particular party line. And in his two years in charge of South Florida Catholics he has, in fact, criticized everyone from Barack Obama to Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. But as the U ... More >>
Before his arrest for alleged terrorism in Chicago, the NATO 3's Jared Chase was a talented aspiring rapper, DJ, and sound engineer who claimed affiliation with a bevvy of record labels around the U.S., including Miami's own Slip-N-Slide Records.
Marco Rubio has some interesting taste in music. He loves Nicki Minaj, but apparently hates disco. He attacked the dance genre at a Lincoln Day Dinner in Pinellas, Florida, over the weekend and hurled an insult to the Bee Gees in a bizarre, fear-mongering speech filled with spooky stories, bad jokes ... More >>
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 Miami New Times. This week, Luke scoffs at the Justice Department's investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin.Ever since I heard the 911 tapes of 17- ... More >>
Maybe Marco Rubio is addicted to late-night Wikipedia binges. You know, the type where you go to look up the director of whatever movie you're absentmindedly watching on cable and then somehow, an hour later, end up reading about the indigenous bird species of Alabama. Because this morning, the R ... More >>
Even the dramas of Tallahassee seem enviable to the bizarre family court case ex-Gov. Charlie Crist now finds himself in the center of. Crist married the then-Carole Rome during his term as Governor, and the two made plans to integrate Carol's two daughters into their lives. Now howev ... More >>
Ritch Workman, the Republican state representative from Melbourne who has already introduced a bill to legalize dwarf tossing, is back with another stunningly stupid and controversial bill. Just eight days after Workman finalized his own divorce, he introduced a new piece of legislation that woul ... More >>
Not very many people in Florida like Governor Rick Scott, so we really didn't expect former democratic President Bill Clinton to like the guy much either. While speaking at a conference for young progressive activists in D.C. today, Clinton called out Scott's effort to strip voting rights from convi ... More >>
The major issue of the 2010 election was the economy, and Florida voters chose to further entrench Republican power in Tallahassee. Of course, you can't put a bunch of Republicans in a legislative chamber and not expect them to pass a bunch of anti-abortion, anti-woman legislation. It's just what ... More >>
Yesterday, it seemed both sides had come to a pretty amiable resolution in the lawsuit between former Gov. Charlie Crist and the Talking Heads' David Byrne. The exact settlement details weren't released, but apparently they involve Crist issuing a video statement supporting artists' intellectual ... More >>
viaA federal judge today began hearing arguments in outgoing Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's lawsuit against the Federal Government, which alleges that forcing citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. The trial is expected to be an in-depth, mature and scholarly proceeding. ... More >>
Dwyane Wade's heated divorce battle with ex-wife Siohvaughn may have come to an end earlier this year, but the two continue to battle it out in an equally contentious custody battle. Today Wade's lawyer filed a motion in a Chicago court demanding that Siohvaughn go under a psychiatric evaluation, cl ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones did not enter a plea today on the latest bribery charges brought against her. Instead, she asked the court to dismiss them for being too vague. Two weeks ago, when she was arrested again for allegedly soliciting money from a local developer, readers responded in typically m ... More >>
Latin America celebrated it's first official gay marriage yesterday, as two gay rights activists tied the knot in Argentina thanks to a legal loophole. Argentina's constitution doesn't specifically define marriage between a man and a woman, effectively leaving the interpretation up to local official ... More >>
via PSDJust a day after rumors made the rounds that the temporary hoops marriage of LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal might come to an end next year, TMZ reports Shaq and his wife Shaunie are heading for splits-ville again.Shaunie originally filed for divorce in 2007 while Shaq was still playing ... More >>
violentz via flicker ccMiami's crop of the very, very wealthy is an odd breed, and Riptide can't help studying it the way Marty Stouffer scoped out bobcats on Wild America. Observe the insanely rich woman in her natural habitat. Watch her peculiar mating habits. See her messy court case. Take Al ... More >>
No matter how cynical you've grown about the American justice system -- let's say, from watching a few too many episodes of The Wire -- there are still stories coming out of Miami's prison system that will make your jaw drop. Today, through a federal indictment, comes a tale of casual civil right ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsOn Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported that Luther Campbell had been taken to jail Tuesday night "for allegedly owing $10,223.36 in a child support case." However, in an official statement yesterday, he claimed the money in question had nothing to do with the child support its ... More >>
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