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St. Pete LGBT residents and their supporters rally for Supreme Court DOMA decision listen

06/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and sent advocates for equality into a frenzy of celebration. At North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg, some 100 members of the LGBT community and their allies rallied despite threatening weather. Among the crowd of purple shirts and rainbow flags, Stacy Blake, executive director of Community Tampa Bay compared the decision to a 1967 ruling that is responsible for her own marriage.

“Loving V. ...

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Should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act?

03/29/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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This week, justices heard oral arguments in the case seeking to over turn the Defense of Marriage Act. It is expected that the U.S. Supreme Court will narrowly overturn the 1996 law when a decision is made. That is expected to come in several months.

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ACLU petitions Supreme Court on taser case listen

02/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner says that a Plant City man who was tasered by sheriff’s deputies last year died from "delirium with agitation due to schizoaffective disorder.”

Dr. Leszek Chrostowski said the cause of death of 46-year-old Roney Wilson last September was homicide.

Chrostowski would not go on tape discussing his findings with WMNF, but he did tell us that generally medical examiners choose between homicide and accident when listing cause of death after an inc...

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