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Steve Rothaus
Miami Herald staff writer Steve Rothaus covers LGBT issues in South Florida.
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A decision is expected from either judge in Miami-Dade or Monroe counties at any time.
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Jose Diaz Martinez got shot and killed Sunday for simply asking a man to stop peeing in front of his home, Miami police said. Police weren't releasing much information, but said Martinez, who lived at 1818 SW Third Street, confronted the man, and asked him to stop, and leave. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Deadline Miami
Jamie, I find no record of an earlier post from you. Feel free to repost your original comments. Steve
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Anthony, thanks. It is accurate to say that as of the announcement, only claims from states where gay marriage is legal will be recognized. The story makes clear that other claims are being put -- on hold -- not dismissed or thrown out. No one knows how long these claims will be on hold. Steve
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Here's a link to Jerry's blog: http://jerrypritikin.blogspot.com/ Steve
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Maxine, congratulations on Lydia & Liz's wedding. It's great that you and Kenny attended their elopement. ;)
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Gilbert, the IRS has not issued a decision regarding married gay couples living in states that don't recognize gay marriage.
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Yes, they are gay events. Co-sponsors include the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
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Gustavo, not all men who have sex with men identify as gay. Many are married to women and have children.
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No video interview, sorry. I suggest you attend the discussion at Miami Dade College. Steve
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@DaithiG, much still needs to be worked out. The headline says "full federal benefits." LGBT attorneys still say that's true.
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Carlos: The Supreme Court case decided Wednesday involved Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old New Yorker who got hit with $363,053 in inheritance taxes after her wife, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The high court ruled Windsor was not liable for the tax bill, telling the U.S. government it must recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples. That directive may not apply to same-sex couples in Florida, where in 2008 just under 62 percent of voters passed Amendment 2, which banned gay marriage and civil unions. “Historically, the IRS has looked at where you live and whether your marriage is valid where you live,” said Schwartz, who is a nationally recognized expert in gay family law and estate planning. “That’s what’s sad about this case,” Schwartz said. “It’s creating two tiers of relationships where there are couples who are able to enjoy benefits on a state and federal level, and the rest of us who are not able to enjoy benefits on a state or federal level.” In Florida, for example, the Internal Revenue Service may not recognize same-sex spouses legally married in places like New York or Massachusetts. Yet, those petitioning federal immigration authorities for legal U.S. residency will likely get to stay in the country.
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Scott, it's likely the couple used a sperm donor, probably anonymous.
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No, the congresswoman said she wants to protect kids from bullying and harassment.
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OK, folks. Now reads "detained," not arrested.
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Pete, they were arrested and released ... http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/22/adam-lambert-arrested-fighting-boyfriend-finland/
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Should Boy Scouts accept gay members? Tell us what you think http://bit.ly/VFlaED
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Cristina is not gay, she is being honored as an ally. Please re-read the first paragraph: South Florida's largest lesbian organization on Feb. 7 will honor its allies: Cristina Saralegui, the straight Cuban-American talk host; the NAACP; and a gay male couple who've been high-profile volunteers.
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