Nancy Klingener http://wlrn.org en Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys http://wlrn.org/post/same-sex-couples-still-will-not-marry-keys <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wedding bells are not ringing yet for same-sex couples in Monroe County.</span></p><p>Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones had hoped to apply for a marriage license on Tuesday after<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long"> last week Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled in their favor seeking the right to marry</a>. But State Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately appealed Garcia’s decision, automatically putting the process on hold.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Nancy Klingener 36055 at http://wlrn.org Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It only took a few hours for the state Attorney General’s office to appeal </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday’s Monroe County <strong>ruling</strong> declaring Florida’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The appeal means any marriage licenses for gay couples are put on hold.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:51:05 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35763 at http://wlrn.org Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval http://wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Thursday afternoon. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:22:18 +0000 Nancy Klingener & Maria Murriel 35720 at http://wlrn.org Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval Monroe County Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case http://wlrn.org/post/monroe-county-court-hears-arguments-gay-marriage-case <p>In 2008, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. In recent months, gay couples wishing to marry have challenged that provision in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.</p><p>Today on Plantation Key, a Monroe Circuit judge heard arguments in a case brought by two Key West men. Aaron Huntsman and William Jones have been together for 11 years and had a commitment ceremony 10 years ago. But Huntsman said they want to make it official.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:31:17 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35150 at http://wlrn.org Monroe County Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case Sea-Level Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key http://wlrn.org/post/sea-level-rise-taking-pines-out-big-pine-key <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big Pine Key takes its name from the pine forests that cover the island, about 30 miles from Key West. Rare plants and endangered animals — such as the Key deer — live in those forests.</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:00:19 +0000 Nancy Klingener 23774 at http://wlrn.org Sea-Level Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key 10 Amazing Photos From Key West's Tourist-Free Past http://wlrn.org/post/10-amazing-photos-key-wests-tourist-free-past <p>The Monroe County Public Library recently received a donation of more than 15,000 photographs from the early days of Key West. The remarkable gift includes documents and memorabilia illustrating the island’s history with images few had seen before.</p><p>Keep reading for a look into Key West before the Parrotheads took over. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:29:34 +0000 Nancy Klingener 22634 at http://wlrn.org 10 Amazing Photos From Key West's Tourist-Free Past Slideshow: Swimmer Diana Nyad Finally Makes It From Havana to Key West, Sets World Record http://wlrn.org/post/slideshow-swimmer-diana-nyad-finally-makes-it-havana-key-west-sets-world-record <p></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:11:50 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman & Nancy Klingener 19976 at http://wlrn.org Slideshow: Swimmer Diana Nyad Finally Makes It From Havana to Key West, Sets World Record Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season http://wlrn.org/post/letter-key-west-appreciating-season-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Nancy Klingener 16882 at http://wlrn.org Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season http://wlrn.org/post/letter-key-west-appreciating-season <p>June 20th was the official first day of summer, but &nbsp;it’s felt like summer for weeks already. &nbsp;Many of us dread the humid days when we can barely walk to our cars without breaking a sweat. &nbsp;Writer Nancy Klingener has learned to appreciate summer and the off-season in Key West. Her full essay is below.</p><p>Nancy Klingener describes herself as “a recovering journalist, aspiring librarian and addicted reader” living in&nbsp;Key West, Florida. She’s also the writer behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://boneislandbooks.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">The Bone Island Book Blog</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:26:14 +0000 Nancy Klingener 1385 at http://wlrn.org Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season