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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.
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.
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.
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.
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