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A federal judge is being asked to allow same sex couples to marry in Florida in the wake of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a motion Tuesday with U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. Hinkle previously ruled Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling until other cases around the country were resolved.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided this week to turn away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.
"The Supreme Court let several rulings overturning state laws on gay marriage stand Monday which left other states, like Florida, in legal limbo."
Watch Equality Florida Deputy Director discuss what the U.S. Supreme Court's decision means for marriage in Florida by clicking here.
Written by: Dan Sweeney
The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear same-sex marriage appeals from five states means that in Florida, the final word on the subject will likely come from the federal appeals court or the state supreme court.
Supporters of same-sex marriage are asking the federal judge who overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriages – and then promptly stayed his own decision – to now allow couples to get married.
MARRIED: FLORIDA RECOGNIZES FIRST SAME-SEX COUPLE
Arlene Goldberg officially listed as wife of Carol Goldwasser on death certificate
Written by: Staff Report
Tampa – With a unanimous vote, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a law prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which became effective immediately, re-establishes protections that were eliminated in the 1990s, when that former commission repealed amendments to its human rights ordinance protecting the gay community.
Written by: Marty Rouse
HRC is proud to work alongside Equality Florida and Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN) as part of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality.
Together we hope to bring Jacksonville in line with every other major city in America with the passage of a fully-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.
We are proud to be a community partner for the film "Queen of Amsterdam" at this years Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival!
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