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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

Friday, December 19, 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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Judge in Broward County, Florida, grants state’s first same-sex divorce

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Judge Dale Cohen
Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Heather Brassner and Megan Lade, who were united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont. [...]

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Same-sex couple’s divorce hearing set before Broward County judge

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Judge Dale Cohen
A judge in Broward County who found Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple. [...]

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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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Florida AG Pam Bondi asks Supreme Court to keep gay marriage ban in place

Monday, December 15, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
Bondi and attorneys in her office filed the request with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who oversees emergency appeals from Florida, Alabama and Georgia. [...]

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Equality Florida launches TransAction Florida to support transgender equality

Monday, December 15, 2014
TransAction-FL
The group’s goals are to educate lawmakers, advance local and statewide equality legislation, provide workplace and classroom resources, and develop a statewide Transgender Resource Guide. [...]

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FSU faculty member resigns following anti-gay, anti-Muslim Facebook rant

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deborah O'Connor
A college professor has resigned following a Facebook rant where she called another user a "faggot" and referred to Muslims as "filthy rodents." [...]

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