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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Despite the fact that gay marriage became legal in Florida and nationwide last year, Florida government officials and legislators have been slow to accept the change in state law. More specifically, Florida Department of Health officials have refused to administer birth certificates to same-sex couples that reflect their legal marriage, and benefits have not… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling May Affect Ability to Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

On July 17, a Florida judge ruled that gay marriage is now allowed in Monroe County, siding with several same-sex couples who claimed that a voter-approved ban was discriminatory. The ruling drew national attention, arriving about two months after a less-publicized Hillsborough County decision in which a circuit county judge upheld the ban by… Read More »