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Why Elections Matternew

A rundown of all the evil stuff being pushed through the Florida Legislature this session.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  03-25-2015  |  Politics

Marriage Equality Finally Comes to Floridanew

Even if you removed all of the hyperbolic superlatives from the vaunted journalism lexicon, pissed on them and then set them on fire, you would still hazard an errant exclamation point at the events that transpired in relation to same-sex marriage over the holidays when nobody was watching.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  01-07-2015  |  LGBT

Marriage Inequality Hurtsnew

When Terri Binion’s wife was killed in an accident at work, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage left her with no legal recourse.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  11-12-2014  |  LGBT

The Republican War on Women Explodes in Floridanew

Charlie Crist's gubernatorial campaign highlights Gov. Rick Scott's failures on women's issues.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  09-17-2014  |  The War on Women

‘Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the '80s’new

Gossipy tome brings out the best and worst secrets of a colorful decade.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  05-08-2014  |  Nonfiction

The Perils of Florida’s Refusal to Expand Medicaidnew

Charlene Dill is one of an estimated 2,000 people who expected to face dire health issues due to lack of access to care.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  04-10-2014  |  Health

Florida’s LGBT Advocates Explore Options for Overturning State’s Marriage Bannew

In the wake of the DOMA decision, LGBT Floridians must navigate rocky road to equality
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  07-25-2013  |  LGBT

Lizz Winstead bites backnew

The political pundit and creator of The Daily Show discusses the feminist elite, slut-shaming, and the difference between essay and memoir
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  05-09-2013  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Til Death Do Us Partnew

The battle for a statewide domestic-partnership registry in Florida isn't just a policy fight. It's personal.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  04-10-2013  |  LGBT

What's in store for Florida's 2013 legislative session?new

Though Florida Republicans seem to be making some noise about ethics reform and positive change, expect to see more of the same out of Tallahassee this session.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  03-07-2013  |  Politics

Satanic Temple to Rally in Floridanew

Followers of Satan want to thank Gov. Rick Scott for supporting bill that would allow prayers – even Satanic ones – in schools.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes and Erin Sullivan  |  01-29-2013  |  Comedy

DPAC's dramatic pausenew

Performing arts center's public rift with local theater producer calls its mission into question.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  01-24-2013  |  Art

Sick of Itnew

Florida activists race against time to get question on the ballot that will let voters decide whether businesses should have to offer paid sick leave to employees.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  07-06-2012  |  Health

Five Reasons You Should Care About the Voter Purge in Floridanew

Florida's attempt to scrub the voter rolls isn't just sinister – it's un-American.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes and Erin Sullivan  |  06-21-2012  |  Elections

Shoot First, Cry Laternew

The first of its kind, Florida's shoot first, judge later legislation came to life (or death) in 2005, assuring all responsible owners of guns that they could shoot first and ask questions later without fear of legal reprisal. Now similar laws prevail in 24 states.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  06-14-2012  |  Crime & Justice

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