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Jacob Phelps, grandson of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, demonstrates outside the U.S. Supreme Court  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fla. Funeral Protest Ban Clears Senate Committee

Legislation that would expand a ban on protesting, picketing and other disturbances at all funerals, memorial services and burials in Florida, rather than just those involving military honor details, is on a fast track after final committee approval Tuesday.

02/19/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10:  Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines are seen at Cake and Art cake decorators June 10, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.    (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Orlando Starts Domestic Partners Registry

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando is becoming the first central Florida city to have a domestic partners registry.

CBS Tampa–01/12/2012

(Photo credit: LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Lesbian Partners Both given Parental Rights

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court says two former lesbian partners both have parental rights to a daughter who was born with one mother donating the egg and the other mother giving birth to the baby.

CBS Tampa–12/30/2011

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