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

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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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 establish that, it takes you to marriage equality."

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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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