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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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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block same‑sex marriages in Florida

Friday, December 19, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Marriage equality is coming to Florida... the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend a stay past Jan. 5 of a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. [...]

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Florida plaintiffs’ oppositions to stay of federal marriage ruling

Friday, December 19, 2014
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Secretary, Florida Department of Health v. Brenner/Grimsley (Florida Supreme Court application for stay); Plaintiffs' file oppositions to ttay [...]

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Florida couples ask Supreme Court to reject extending stay of marriage ruling

Thursday, December 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
The couples are asking the court to allow Florida same-sex couples to marry after the existing stay expires on January 5. [...]

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Florida clerks association says federal marriage ruling affects only one county

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Miami, Fla.
The association representing Florida's 67 court clerks says only Washington County, Fla. is bound by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle's ruling in August that the gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. [...]

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Florida application to Justice Thomas for stay of same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, December 15, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed an emergency petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in place past Jan. 5. [...]

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11th Circuit rejects motion to extend stay of Florida same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Elbert P. Tuttle Courthouse in Atlanta is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to extend past Jan. 5 a hold on a ruling that declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, possibly bringing same-sex weddings one step closer to reality. [...]

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Florida AG wants appeals court to extend stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking to keep intact the state's ban on same-sex marriage until ongoing appeals have finished. [...]

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Florida AG appeals same-sex marriage rulings in state, federal appeals courts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed appeals in both state and federal appeals courts, seeking to overturn a number of rulings declaring Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional by declaring that the trial courts' rulings "were wrong." [...]

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Federal judge won’t lift stay in Florida same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida federal judge will not lift a stay of his ruling in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning state officials can continue to pursue an appeal. [...]

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Florida AG Pam Bondi asks federal court to keep gay marriage ban in place

Friday, October 24, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants a federal judge to keep the state's ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Bondi on Friday contended in a court filing that there was a "great public interest in stability of the law" and [...]

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