Issue 20.03: Hillsborough County Rejects a Domestic Partner Registry

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WTF Hillsborough? With a 4-3 vote, the County Commission rejects a domestic partner registry and retains its reputation  as an enemy of equality, the new MIC (Mouse In Charge) at Disney is “one of the family,” Dave Franco addresses his gay appeal, local news, celebrity interviews and much, much more!

On the Cover: By voting down a proposed domestic partner registry, the Hillsborough County Commission cemented its reputation as anti-progress when it comes to LGBT issues. Illustration by Jake Stevens

Watermark Issue 20.03// Jan. 31-Feb.13, 2013

Page 8 | Orlando News
Walt Disney World has named a new president, and he is now the most powerful gay man in Central Florida; the feud between DPAC and FTA continues, but a renegotiation could be in the near future; more.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Despite the popularity of domestic partner registries in surrounding communities, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted to reject a similar measure in the county with a history of anti-LGBT votes; more.

Page 45 | Sports
Fort Lauderdale teams dominated the Orlando Meltdown softball tournament over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, but two Tampa teams managed to take home trophies; One Ravens linebacker hopes to promote marriage equality during Super Bowl coverage.

Page 46 | Gallery W
Seven artists were featured in the Cardboard Art Festival held at Say It Loud, a large warehouse space on North Mills. Works varied in size and shape and were displayed from the ceiling, along the walls and in free-standing form.

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