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Fla. judge vacates same-sex marriage ruling on legal technicality

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Broward County judge, who last month struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, vacated his own ruling Thursday on a legal technicality. The Miami Herald reports that Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen vacated his decision because a petitioner in the case “failed to comply with (state law)” and notify “the Office of the...

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Fla. county wants to withhold tax dollars from being used to fight marriage rulings

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward County, Fla., Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting same-sex marriage, and are asking the county attorney to research ways to withhold taxpayer funding from the state that would be used in the appeals process. WSVN-TV reports that the commissioners voted unanimously to oppose Florida’s same-sex marriage ban...

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Broward County judge delivers third win for marriage equality in Florida

Monday, August 4, 2014
A state circuit judge in Broward County has become the third Florida judge to rule that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen issued the ruling Monday, which applies to recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages, as well as overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, in Broward County only.

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Broward County schools first in U.S. to recognize LGBT history month

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward County School Board members on Wednesday unanimously passed a formal resolution to recognize LGBT History Month, which takes place every October.

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Florida county passes equal benefits ordinance inclusive of same-sex partners

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Broward County Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve Florida's first countywide Equal Benefits Ordinance (EBO), a measure that requires the county's vendors to provide domestic partners with benefits equal to those offered to spouses of married employees.

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