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Brenner v. Scott

Brenner v. Scott is a federal lawsuit filed Feb. 28, 2104, in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs, a same-sex couple married in Canada in 2009, are seeking to have their marriage recognized in the state of Florida. The case has been joined with Grimsley v. Scott.

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Fla. officials file notice to appeal federal same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Defendants in two federal lawsuits challenging Florida’s marriage ban filed a notice Thursday that they are appealing the August 21 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle overturning Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Federal judge strikes down Florida same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection...

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Fla. AG says she’s just doing her job when she marginalizes gay couples

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is firing back at critics who blasted her assertion in court documents last week that same-sex marriage would “impose significant public harm,” saying she is just doing her job. Bondi, who is twice divorced, said she takes exception to those who have sought to manipulate her brief, trying to make it something it is not.

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ACLU files brief opposing Florida’s motion to dismiss marriage lawsuits

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
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The ACLU of Florida has responded to the state’s request to dismiss the consolidated lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Fla. attorney general: Same-sex marriage would ‘impose significant public harm’

| Friday, May 30, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm."

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ACLU asks court to halt Fla. ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed a motion asking a federal judge to immediately stop the state from enforcing laws banning the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages performed out-of-state.

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Judge denies motion by anti-gay group to intervene in Fla. marriage challenge

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
U.S. District Court in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has rejected a motion by an anti-gay group which sought to intervene in two lawsuits challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Group seeks to intervene in lawsuits to preserve Florida’s gay marriage ban

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Florida-Family-Policy-Council
MIAMI -- The group that pushed Florida's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples.

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Couple files federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Thursday, March 6, 2014
Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A second lawsuit has been filed challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, this time in federal court.

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