Record number of LGBT athletes will be at Rio Olympics

By : Jeremy Williams
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Forty-two athletes competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are open members of the LGBT community, a record number, according to OUTsports.

Of the out athletes, 32 are female and 10 are male, and two of them are a married couple. Helen Richardson-Walsh and Kate Richardson-Walsh, both British field hockey players, married in 2013.

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Florida DMV updating vehicle form to reflect marriage ruling

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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wants to change the paperwork for car and boat title transfers from “husband and wife” to “a married couple.”

The proposed change would be to a single check-off box on the form where people can declare why they shouldn’t be subject to sales and use taxes when transferring the ownership of motor vehicles, mobile homes or vessels.

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Wedding Bells at Watermark: Mike Hollis and David Lee

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Mike and David 2You know that married couple that has been with each other so long they finish each other’s… sentences? Well, that is exactly what Mike Hollis and David Lee will be after their wedding this month. The St. Petersburg couple has been together for seven and half years. They feel like they’re already united as one even before they say “I do”.

“We don’t yell at each other, we don’t call each other names,” Hollis says. “We agreed not to do that when we met.”

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Wedding Bells at Watermark: Normand and Thomas Carter-Hale

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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“Starting out and dating Thomas, I think we found a lot of great value in each other. It’s kind of yin and yang. I’m a little more scattered and emotional and he’s significantly more detailed and calm,” says Normand.

Both Normand, a human resources director for talent management for HSN, and Thomas Carter-Hale, an IT project manager for Verizon, agree that they complement each other. Years ago, they met by frequenting the same restaurants and knowing similar people—fast forward more than eight years and they have made it official.

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Daddy and his Little Girl

By : Steve Blanchard
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On the surface, Amala and Michael Waites appear to be just like any other heterosexual married couple. Michael, 39, works as a software engineer and Amala, 42, takes care of the home. They are also parents, with the youngest of their four children just turning 17 years old.

But the two have a leather dynamic that may seem less contemporary to many.

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