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'Flashpoint' discusses Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage

Release Date: 
October 13, 2014

Equality Florida's Michael Farmer discusses the U.S. Supreme Courts decision not to take up marriage case and let lower court rulings stand bringing the freedom to marry to over 11 new states.

To watch the full interview, click here. 

BREAKING: Attorney General Bondi Asks FL Supreme Court To Hear Marriage Case

On October 13, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been criticized from every corner of the state, filed a Supplemental Response In Support Of Pass-Through Certification,  asking the Third District Court of Appeal to “pass through” jurisdiction and allow two same-sex marriage cases to be heard by the Florida Supreme Court. 

Florida Recognizes Deceased Woman's Same-Sex Marriage

Release Date: 
October 8, 2014

Written by: Jonathan Kendall

In August, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled on Grimsley and Albu v. Scott that Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional and, despite a stay on his ruling, ordered the State of Florida to issue a new death certificate for Carol Goldwasser, naming Arlene Goldberg, her partner of 47 years, as her wife.

Same-Sex Couple Send Rick Scott Heartfelt Letter Pleading to Hear Their Story

Release Date: 
October 10, 2014

Written by: Chris Joseph 

With same-sex marriage on the brink of being legalized in Florida or getting forever mired in litigation, advocates and gay rights groups have been using news releases and the media to call on Gov. Rick Scott to lift the ban.

Come Out With Pride 2014: Marriage equality in the Florida courts

Release Date: 
October 8, 2014

Written by: Erin Sullivan

Here’s the good news: The multitude of legal rulings in Florida courts declaring the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, well, unconstitutional has made it clear that the tide is finally turning in favor of marriage equality.

Thousands Celebrate Diversity at River City Pride Festival

Release Date: 
October 5, 2014

Written by: Teresa Stepzinski

Picture-perfect fall weather along with good food and fun drew thousands to the 2014 River City Pride Festival incelebration of diversity Sunday.

Federal judge asked to allow same sex marriages in Fla; bans struck down in Idaho, Nevada

Release Date: 
October 7, 2014

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.

Supreme Court Punts on Same-Sex Marriage Leaving Legal Limbo for Many States

Release Date: 
October 6, 2014

"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.

What high court action on same-sex marriage means for Florida

Release Date: 
October 6, 2014

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.


Arlene Goldberg officially listed as wife of Carol Goldwasser on death certificate