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Florida Same Sex Marriage

"Homosexuality and Citizenship" in Florida

Charles Francis | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

Amidst widespread joy that gay and lesbian Floridians may now legally marry, all of us should pause for a moment of silent reflection, or prayer, in the names of the many thousands of gay men and women literally destroyed by policies of the state of Florida since the 1950s.

Florida Pastor Performs 20 Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

Florida pastor Jim Merritt got the birthday gift of a lifetime on Jan. 1 when a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional to prohibit same-sex marriages...

Jeb Bush Weighs In On Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Sunday he's disappointed by a court's recent decision to allow marriage equality in the state. "It ought be...

Florida County Clerks Have Duty To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Judge Says

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge says that Florida's county court clerks have a legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he has st...

Florida Asks For State Supreme Court To Rule On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

By David Adams MIAMI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Monday that the state Supreme Court be allowe...

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 Gay Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional In Fourth Ruling

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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, ...

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 09.24.2014 | 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...