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Florida gay man fights jury duty in protest over court’s refusal to allow same-sex weddings

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Chuck Chapman
A Florida man who is openly gay is taking a stand against a recent decision in Duval County, Fa., to end end all courthouse weddings rather than allow same-sex weddings. [...]

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11th Circuit puts Ala., Fla. marriage cases on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
A federal appeals court in Atlanta says it won't act on appeals in same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. [...]

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Florida Supreme Court asked to define sexual intercourse in HIV case

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
The Florida Supreme Court will consider the definition of sexual intercourse in a case involving a gay man charged with not letting a partner know he was HIV-positive. [...]

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Lifting Florida’s gay marriage ban allows lesbian couple to be parents

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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The lifting of a same-sex marriage ban in Florida is giving a Palm Beach County infant the right to call both women in a lesbian couple her parents. [...]

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Florida newlyweds, plaintiffs in gay marriage case to attend State of the Union

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Todd Delmay, right, and his spouse Jeff Delmay hug after they were married by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Miami.
Florida newlyweds Todd and Jeff Delmay will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in Washington on Tuesday as guests of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. [...]

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Fla. couple whose driver’s licenses were cancelled prevail, but won’t drop lawsuit

Monday, January 19, 2015
Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa show off their new driver's licenses.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Florida, a couple whose driver's licenses were cancelled because they used their married names, have has finally received new licenses bearing their hyphenated last name. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. [...]

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Marco Rubio: Courts don’t have the power to strike down gay marriage bans

Thursday, January 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The potential 2016 presidential candidate said the federal court has undermined the will of Florida voters who approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage six years ago. [...]

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Florida opens health, retirement benefits to same-sex spouses of state workers

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Married same-sex spouses of Florida state employees are now eligible for state coverage for health insurance and retirement benefits. [...]

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Miami archbishop threatens to fire employees who support gay marriage

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Archbishop Thomas Wenski
Archbishop Thomas Wenski said that conduct inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church could lead to disciplinary action, including termination, even if it occurs outside the normal working day. [...]

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