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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Most City Council members skip mass gay wedding officiated by Orlando Mayor Dyer

    Most City Council members skip mass gay wedding officiated by Orlando Mayor Dyer
    When the invitation to the "Vowed and Proud" same-sex wedding ceremony went out from City Hall, it included most City Council members' names. The official invite to the mass ceremony performed on the steps of City Hall was missing the names of two...
  • Arkansas snowbirds first in Lake to obtain license for gay marriage

    Arkansas snowbirds first in Lake to obtain license for gay marriage
    TAVARES — After 15 years of waiting, Joseph Dropsey and Richard Brendle had gotten impatient by Tuesday morning. They were the first and only same-sex couple outside of the Lake County Clerk of Courts Public Records Center before it opened at 8:...
  • Few churches, synagogues provide gay weddings

    Few churches, synagogues provide gay weddings
    For most of Central Florida's churches and synagogues, nothing changed this week with the legalization of gay marriage. Among the mainstream denominations and the largest nondenominational churches, there will be no same-sex marriages performed. But...
  • Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it

    Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it
    It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...
  • Newly married have reason to celebrate at Palm Beach County gathering

    Newly married have reason to celebrate at Palm Beach County gathering
    Lifetimes worth of frustration and anger melted into giddy observations of love's conquering power Tuesday as courthouse doors opened for the first full business day same-sex couples could legally marry. The Rev. Marion Harrison and Wayne Johnson, of...
  • Florida's tourism, marriage businesses see same-sex marriage boom from border-crossers

    With gay marriage now legal in Florida, same-sex couples from around the Deep South crossed the border Tuesday as the Sunshine State became a prime regional destination for gay and lesbian weddings still banned back home. Out-of-state couples lined up...
  • 'We feel ecstatic, excited,' woman declares as gay marriage becomes Florida reality

    'We feel ecstatic, excited,' woman declares as gay marriage becomes Florida reality
    Six years after Florida voters banned same-sex marriage, scores of gay and lesbian couples across the state lined up Tuesday to tie the knot. The historic day, following months of court battles and delays, was marked by celebrations across Central...
  • Republicans have new leader but old divisions remain

    Republicans have new leader but old divisions remain
    Broward Republicans have a new party chairwoman, but the election crystallized the internal struggle over the party's direction and left social conservatives and political moderates divided. Christine Butler, who comes from the conservative wing of...
  • Contrasting views on direction of Broward Republican Party

    Contrasting views on direction of Broward Republican Party
    Broward Republicans have a new party leader. Read about Christine Butler and her election here. Below are contrasting views. First, a column written by Danita Kilcullen, co-founder of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale. Second, an email from Alvin Entin, a...
  • Wedding providers expect boost from same-sex marriages

    Wedding providers expect boost from same-sex marriages
    Same-sex marriage could be a boon to businesses that provide wedding services in South Florida. From planners and florists to marriage officiants and hotels, businesses are gearing up for same-sex nuptials. Gay marriage became legal in Florida on...
  • Pam Bondi files appeal, asking U.S. Supreme Court to delay gay marriage in Florida

    Pam Bondi files appeal, asking U.S. Supreme Court to delay gay marriage in Florida
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to keep gay marriages from starting in Florida in three weeks. Her office asked the high court to extend a stay that is set to expire Jan....