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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Broward, Palm Beach counties ring in new era as same-sex marriage begins

    Broward, Palm Beach counties ring in new era as same-sex marriage begins
    The doors to same-sex marriage were flung open wide in Florida early Tuesday as hundreds of couples applied for licenses and then repeated wedding vows in ceremonies that served to mark a major shift in public acceptance. Nowhere was the lifting of...
  • Florida's gay marriage ban ends as couples wed throughout state, but some opposition remains

    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. But they were beaten...
  • 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...
  • Equality wins with gay marriage in Fla.: Our Take

    Equality wins with gay marriage in Fla.: Our Take
    Victory for equality Here's how quickly monumental social change can happen — especially if it's propelled by the quintessentially American urge for equality: As recently as 2003, not a single state in the nation would issue a marriage license...
  • On gay marriage, Florida fought equality every step of way

    On gay marriage, Florida fought equality every step of way
    On Tuesday, gay people got married for the first time throughout Florida. And the world kept on spinning. My marriage is just as secure as it was before. I bet yours is, too. It has always struck me that if the "sanctity" of your marriage is somehow...
  • 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...