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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Dyer agrees to big same-sex wedding at City Hall

    Dyer agrees to big same-sex wedding at City Hall
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has agreed to officiate at a big same-sex wedding at City Hall on Jan. 6, the first day a federal judge has cleared gay and lesbian couples to lawfully get married in Florida, according to a local business association. The...
  • Through tragedy, new mom fights for marriage equality

    Through tragedy, new mom fights for marriage equality
    Joan Rodriguez cradles her month-old son in her arms and kisses him lightly on his furrowed brow. "His name is Liam," she says. "It means 'strong-willed warrior' — the perfect name for him." Certainly Liam's journey, though short, has not been...
  • County clerks caught in legal tug-of-war

    County clerks caught in legal tug-of-war
    Florida's county clerks are stuck between a rock and a hard place – or in this case, legal advice and lawsuits. On the one hand, the group's lawyers have said only Washington County's clerk can legally issue same-sex marriage licenses when the ban...
  • Should felons' voting rights be restored in Florida?

    Should felons' voting rights be restored in Florida?
    Time for Florida to join the 21st century. Again. We are doing it with same-sex marriage.  A majority of states did it before Florida, but hey, I think Pam Bondi is just about finished with her 558th appeal, so same-sex marriages can probably start in...
  • Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK

    Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK
    Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data. Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
  • Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples
    In a move that could clear the way for same-sex couples to get married in Orange and Osceola counties in two weeks, State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Tuesday announced that he will not prosecute court clerks if they issue marriage licenses to gay and...
  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • Mayo: Florida Supreme Court silent on gay marriage confusion

    Mayo: Florida Supreme Court silent on gay marriage confusion
    Will same-sex marriage be allowed throughout Florida on Jan. 6, when a federal judge's stay is lifted, or will it be limited to just the one couple involved in that federal lawsuit from rural Washington County? If clerks in Florida's other 66 counties...
  • Fort Lauderdale plans same-sex wedding for at least 100 couples beachside

    Fort Lauderdale plans same-sex wedding for at least 100 couples beachside
    With same-sex marriages expected to be legal in Florida as soon as Jan. 6, the Fort Lauderdale area's tourism bureau is planning a massive gay-wedding celebration on the beach. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to invite...
  • County clerks to get answers on gay marriage

    County clerks to get answers on gay marriage
    Gay and lesbian couples should know by Monday whether they'll be able to get a marriage license at their local county clerk's office. Federal judge Robert Hinkle, whose ruling to overturn Florida's same-sex marriage ban takes effect on January 5, has...
  • Mayo: Expect confusion on gay-marriage front

    Mayo: Expect confusion on gay-marriage front
    Will same-sex marriage be allowed throughout Florida on Jan. 6, or will it be limited to the male couple from rural Washington County who brought a federal lawsuit? Will some county clerks issue marriage licenses to gays while others don't, fearful of...