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Florida Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who hav...

Florida Wants U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Florida Gay Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional In Fourth Ruling

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla., Aug 5 (Reuters) - A south Florida judge on Tuesday became the fourth in recent weeks to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, ...

Another Florida Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

A Broward County judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday. Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen issued the decision. Cohe...

Divorce Case Could Prompt 3rd Florida County To Topple Gay Marriage Ban

Miami Herald | Steve Rothaus | Posted 07.31.2014 | Miami

It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner. Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappe...

Another Judge Dumps Florida's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with ...

Conservatives Want This Republican To Apologize For Supporting Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Conservatives are unhappy with Rep. David Jolly's (R-Fla.) recent announcement in support of gay marriage. Jolly on Monday asserted his personal su...

GOP Rep. Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

GOP Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announced his support of gay marriage Monday in a statement to the Washington Post. While Jolly said he personally beli...

Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban In Florida Keys

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay coupl...

State Official: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would...

Married Gay Couple Sue Florida For In-State Tuition

Sun Sentinel | By Dan Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After meeting in Paris, the two men had a whirlwind romance that led to marriage -- and a lawsuit against Florida Atlantic Uni...

Eight Same-Sex Couples Sue State For Recognition Of Their Out-Of-State Marriages

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Eight Florida same-sex couples and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday evening challenging their state's refusal to r...

Six Same-Sex Couples File Lawsuit For Marriage Rights In Florida

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Six same-sex couples and the Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit Tuesday to expand marriage rights in Florida, according to a release from the ...

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' For 'Mistake' Of Opposing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orla...

WATCH: This City Hall Proposal Almost Redeems Florida's Reputation As 'Anti-Gay'

Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

Despite Florida's reputation as an "anti-gay state," a recent public and very heartwarming marriage proposal hints that the atmosphere is a lot more w...

Florida: Sunshine and Low Taxes (But Not for Everyone)

David Seiden | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
David Seiden

While the Supreme Court's ruling was viewed as a victory for same-sex marriages, it notably does not require states to recognize same-sex marriage. In other words, only married same-sex couples living in a state that recognizes such unions are considered married under federal law.

How Gay Marriage Supporters Hope To Overturn Florida Ban

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

Energized by the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, gay activists and their straight allies are chomping at the bit to overturn Florida's ban...

Once-Homophobic NBA Star First To Sign Florida Gay Marriage Petition

Posted 07.07.2013 | Miami

A former NBA star who once declared "I hate gay people" became the first person to sign a new petition seeking to legalize gay marriage in Florida. ...

How DOMA Ruling Affects Florida

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.27.2013 | Miami

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and ...

Crist Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who became a Democrat after serving as the state's Republican governor and is considering a challenge to Gov. Rick ...

How Florida Failed Its LGBT Residents

Posted 05.09.2013 | Miami

Florida lawmakers let two important LGBT rights bills languish this year, sealing the state's reputation as an "anti-gay state" for another 12 months....

60 Florida Counties That Don't Recognize Domestic Partnerships

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

In 2007, Janice Langbehn, her wife Lisa, and their four kids traveled from Washington state to Miami to take a cruise to escape the winter. But before...

GLAAD President Speaks Out on Prop 8, the Religious Right

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive interview, Neil G. Giuliano, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) addresses Prop 8, the religious righ...

Prop 8 and Rethinking the Amendment Process

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A change in the amendment process for states will not always ensure the protection of minority rights. But it will encourage consistency. It will deter attacks on specific groups of people.