Florida attorney general Pam Bondi files motion to continue stay on Florida same-sex marriages

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion to keep same-sex marriage on hold in Florida.

Bondi had a deadline of midnight tonight to respond to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to lift a stay on Florida cases fighting for marriage equality.

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What could happen today with the Florida marriage case deadline

By : Jamie Hyman
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Today marks an important deadline in a lawsuit fighting for marriage equality in Florida.

It stems from Grimsley and Albu v. Scott, a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of eight married same-sex couples and SAVE, a South Florida LGBT rights organization. The case fights for marriage recognition for gay couples legally married out-of-state.

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‘ALIVE and on-Stage! THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ Preview

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Watermark got an exclusive chance to take photos at the dress rehearsal of “A Pop-culture classic – ALIVE and on-Stage! THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.” The production returns for its second year for a one-night engagement at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre Oct. 25 for an 8 p.m. and  11:59 p.m. showing .

In conjunction with Wicked Designers, Richard O’Brien’s  cult-classic comes to life under the direction of Joshua Eads-Brown, musical direction by Darryl Pickett and choreography by Philip Cain.

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‘American Idol’ runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race

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ERWIN, N.C. (AP) – Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town’s fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures.

“I can’t believe you’re here!” exclaimed Suzanne Strickland, 23, after she and her mother left their craft booth at Erwin Denim Days. “I saw you watching `American Idol’!”

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Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage.

“It’s done,” 74-year-old Madelynn Lee Taylor said Oct. 22 after successfully completing paperwork to be buried at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

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Transgender, gay inmates sue over jail rights

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Oct. 22 against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn’t give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and includes 15 plaintiffs, including current and former inmates at West Valley Detention Center, where San Bernardino County houses gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in a special unit known as the “alternative lifestyle tank.”

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LGBT voters could very well sway the 2014 gubernatorial election

By : Steve Blanchard
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When President Barack Obama faced Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the nation’s top elected office in 2012, polls showed the two in a dead-heat race. Pundits predicted the next president would be elected by a minority group, and eyed Latinos and African-Americans as the driving force behind whichever candidate won the election.

They were right, but exit polls showed another minority had a strong voice. LGBT voters overwhelmingly supported the incumbent Democratic president and could have very realistically helped push him into his second term.

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Watermark’s 2014 General Election Recommendations

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In a year of changes surrounding equality, Floridians have some interesting choices before them as the Nov. 4 general election approaches. Amid the negative campaign ads, the ludicrous debate scenarios and ongoing battle over same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State, it can be difficult to see through the muck and distorted truths to find a candidates suitable for your vote.

At the request of many Watermark readers—and a responsibility to tradition—we offer our 2014 general election recommendations.

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Watermark’s 2014 General Election recommendations for Tampa Bay

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Governor: Charlie Crist (D)

Attorney General: George Sheldon (D)

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Watermark’s 2014 General Election recommendations for Central Florida

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Governor: Charlie Crist (D)

Attorney General: George Sheldon (D)

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Florida AG Pam Bondi opposes same-sex couple’s divorce

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Fort Lauderdale (AP) — Attorney General Pam Bondi filed papers opposing a  gay South Florida woman’s bid to get a divorce from her former partner.

Bondi’s office filed the papers late Oct. 22 in Broward County Circuit Court saying a judge should not grant Heather Brassner’s petition for a divorce from Megan Lade. The couple was united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont but broke up several years ago.

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Gay owned Legends produces and promotes fear year-round

By : Dylan Drobet
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Kissimmee – It’s Halloween season, and in Central Florida, that means spooky theme parks and over-the-top attractions.

But not every haunted attraction is under the dome of Disney, Universal or Busch Gardens.

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