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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Orlando could become gay marriage mecca, wedding planners say

    Orlando could become gay marriage mecca, wedding planners say
    Florida has always been a destination for people who want to get married in a warmer climate, on the beach or near Walt Disney World. After today, some Orlando wedding planners expect the market for gay weddings here to grow rapidly. “I’m...
  • Key dates for same-sex marriage in Florida

    Key dates for same-sex marriage in Florida
    Today's ruling that same-sex couples can get marriage licenses in Miami-Dade County — a day earlier than the rest of Florida — marks another milestone in the state's same-sex marriage debate. Here are other key events: June 8, 1977: Gov....
  • Central Florida gay couples eager to get married

    Central Florida gay couples eager to get married
    For same-sex couples in Central Florida, the opportunity to get married in Florida seemed like an impossible dream with the passage of a state constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage and civil unions in 2008. Now, with a federal court ruling...
  • Low-profile couple forced Florida to recognize same-sex marriage

    Low-profile couple forced Florida to recognize same-sex marriage
    Jim Brenner is a state forest-service manager and firefighter. Chuck Jones is a manager at the Florida Department of Education. They live in Tallahassee and have been sweethearts for 25 years, a married couple for five. They have never been gay-rights...
  • Fireworks, George Will and gay marriage: Letters

    Enforce fireworks laws In response to Michelle Lowrie's letter to the editor on Sunday concerning illegal fireworks: The main fault lies with the lack of law enforcement in Central Florida. I never experienced challenges when living in Orange County,...
  • Locals say legal gay marriage should boost LGBT business community

    Locals say legal gay marriage should boost LGBT business community
    When people get married, they seek stability. They often have children and buy houses, then head to local businesses to help turn those houses into homes. That's long been true for heterosexuals, and now that members of the LGBT community can legally...
  • Same-sex marriages begin in 1 Florida county

    MIAMI Miami-Dade County became the first place in Florida to allow same-sex couples to marry on Monday, half a day before a gay-marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional is lifted in the rest of the state. Weddings began around 1:30 p.m., less...
  • Marriage is about more than just equality

    Gay and lesbian couples involved in same-sex marriage suits will tell you that the fight for the right to marry is, first and foremost, about a desire to be seen as equals to straight couples. One of the six couples involved in a same-sex marriage...
  • Florida AG still fights same-sex marriage, but sends best wishes to gay and lesbian newlyweds

    Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide. The addition of Florida's 19....
  • Mayo: Gay marriage foe says 'We've lost this fight'

    In the end, there were smiles and hugs and kisses and cheers. And lots of love. No hate. No protests. No rancor. "We're feeling that it's futile," the Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a gay-marriage opponent and founder of the Worldwide Christian Center Church...
  • Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage

    Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight. But they were beaten to the...