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Over the rainbow: St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade listen

06/29/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, LGBT, Rick Kriseman, St Pete, Saint Petersburg, Steve Kornell, same-sex, marriage, Supreme Court, Dwight Dudley, parade, Pride, ENDA, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Caitlyn Jenner


Size and significance matter in this year's Saint Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade. Last Saturday At dusk tens of thousands of supporters lined the crowed sidewalks along the Grand Central district route. Celebrating an end to years of struggle was top of mind but also realizing the struggle still isn't over.

On the heels of several Supreme Court decisions, the LBGT Pride parade capped off a historically progressive week. The Confederate Flag has fallen into disfavor and been taken down; Obam...

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Equality Florida responds to Supreme Court's marriage equality decision listen

06/29/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: equality florida, LGBT, marriage, Supreme Court, Same-sex marriage, human rights

On MidPoint, WMNF News' Sean Kinane interviews Stratton Pollitzer, Equality Florida's Deputy Director, about the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality and what it means for Florida.

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Same-sex couples get legally wed all over Florida listen

01/06/15 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: LGBT, same-sex, gay, marriage, clerk of courts, Supreme Court, Tampa, Hillsborough, Saint Petersburg, pinellas, Pam Bondi


Same-sex couples are rejoicing as they legally tie the knot in Florida Tuesday. In St. Petersburg about twenty couples lined up in front of the Pinellas County courthouse steps before the doors opened at 8:00 a.m.

After about 30 minutes of paperwork the first couple, Andrea DeFlippo and Erin Bell, were escorted into a small room cramped with reporters. Arricka Grant, performed the ceremony. Pinellas County Clerk of Courts St Pete branch manager, Vel Anderson, said that preparations had bee...

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Gay marriage legal in Vermont

04/11/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Jennifer Pizer, an attorney with Lambda Legal, discussed the implications of gay marriage with the override of the Vermont governor's veto. She also discussed the recent court ruling in Iowa and the civil rights issues involved in gay marriage.

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Marriage-Equality Group Plans Protest At Governor's Wedding

12/11/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up in a moment- the governor is getting married tomorrow in St. Petersburg and there will be a demonstration by groups that are angry that the Governor recently supported Amendment Two to Florida’s constitution which bans gay marriage here in Florida.

But first- three listener comments about yesterday’s program which featured a spokesperson for the National Association Of Broadcasters and three local broadcast e...


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