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Grimsley and Albu v. Scott

Grimsley and Albu v. Scott is a federal lawsuit filed March 13, 2014 in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida, on behalf of eight legally married same-sex couples, challenging the state of Florida’s refusal to recognize their marriages, which were performed in other states and recognized by the federal government. The case has been joined with Brenner v. Scott.

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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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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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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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ACLU files federal suit seeking recognition of same-sex marriages in Florida

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Florida
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Eight same-sex couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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