2 From The Culture War Front Lines
Anonymous Patron writes "Group sues library over meeting rulesA Florida organization led by a lawyer who has taken on gay marriage across the nation said it is suing a library district near Colorado Springs for denying the use of a room to discuss its opposition to same-sex marriage.
Attorney Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, which provides pro bono legal representation for religious liberty, anti-abortion and pro-family issues, said he sued the Rampart Library District Board of Trustees on Thursday in Colorado U.S. District Court.
Iorio challenges county after ban on gay pride. Tampa is a city that embraces diversity, including people who are gay, Mayor Pam Iorio said Thursday.
"Gays and lesbians are part of our diversity and deserve our respect. That is a value that I hold dear," Iorio said at a breakfast organized to promote public art in Tampa. "We should build on tolerance, not intolerance."
Iorio made her remarks the day after the Hillsborough County Commission voted 5-1 for a policy that bans county government from acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride recognition and events."