Best Of 2013

Best evidence that Hillsborough county is joining the 21st century: The unanimous vote to repeal the gay pride ban

Best evidence that Hillsborough county is joining the 21st century

Both sides thumped the Bible in arguing for and against repeal of the shameful ban, a legacy of former Commissioner Ronda Storms. But thanks to the eloquent arguments of Commissioners Beckner and Miller, and despite warnings of divine retribution, the commission voted 7-0 to lift the ban, which — if it had persisted — would have left Hillsborough on par with Putin’s Russia and its laws against gay “propaganda.”