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Almost 1,400 same-sex marriage licenses issued in Florida’s top 28 counties

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Flanked by their mothers, Berta Arguello, left, and Marlene Pareto, right, Catherina Pareto, second from right, and her partner Karla Arguello, second from left, wait to be married by Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Miami. Judge Zabel provided a jump-start Monday to Florida's entry as the 36th state where gays and lesbians can legally marry. The women were plaintiffs in the Miami-Dade challenge to Florida's gay marriage ban.
Almost 1,400 gay and lesbian couples were issued marriage licenses in 28 of Florida's most-populous counties in the two days since a ban on same-sex marriage was lifted. [...]

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Florida man gets 30 years in prison for murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 22, 2014
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Kentz Vernes Louis, 23, was convicted of murdering Ashley Sinclair, whose body was found April 4, 2013, in a wooded area in Orange County, Fla. [...]

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Orange County, Fla., Catholic GOP mayor supports marriage equality

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Teresa Jacobs
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County, Fla., mayor Teresa Jacobs has voiced her support for marriage equality. "I support it," said Jacobs, who is both a Republican and Catholic. "People should be able to share their lives with the person they love. Government should treat these couples the same. Once you [...]

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Orange County, Fla., approves benefits for partners, children of gay workers

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Commissioners in Orange County, Fla., voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend health and other workplace benefits to the partners and children of gay county employees. [...]

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Orange County, Fla., expands anti-discrimination law to include LGBT protections

Friday, November 26, 2010
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Commissioners in Orange County, Fla., voted earlier this week to extend anti-discrimination laws, adding marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected statuses in private sectors of business and housing. [...]

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