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Birth Certificates Still Do Not Reflect Same-Sex Spouses

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It has now been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling gave same-sex couples the right to marry in the state of Florida. For Florida residents, however, that ruling has been bittersweet; although same-sex couples can marry, the State of Florida still refuses to place the names of both parents… Read More »

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 »

The Impact of the Supreme Court Ruling on Floridians

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recently, the United States Supreme Court made history when it handed down one of the most monumental decisions to ever affect the laws of domestic relations. In a 5-4 ruling, the court determined that all same sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. For decades, proponents and opponents battled over this controversial issue. Over the last… Read More »

Florida Court Rules that Same-Sex Couples May Get Divorced

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A lesbian couple in Tampa, Florida will be allowed to divorce, according to the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling. The order referred to another same-sex divorce case from Lee County, Florida in which the appellate court ordered in April 2015 that a divorce be granted, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Court, in… 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 »