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Fla. officials file notice to appeal federal same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Defendants in two federal lawsuits challenging Florida’s marriage ban filed a notice Thursday that they are appealing the August 21 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle overturning Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Charlie Crist urges Fla. governor not to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, August 29, 2014
Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who won this week's Democratic primary in his bid to return to the governor's office, sent a letter Friday to GOP Gov. Rick Scott, urging him not to appeal the recent federal court declaring Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Fla. gay rights group endorses Charlie Crist for governor

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
Charlie Crist
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Florida's largest gay rights advocacy group has endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist for governor. The endorsement is a boon for Crist, who still faces some skepticism from Democratic activists who consider his political conversion dubious.

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Fla. attorney general: Same-sex marriage would ‘impose significant public harm’

| Friday, May 30, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm."

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

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
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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Charlie Crist wages populist campaign for Florida governor

| Saturday, February 8, 2014
Chris O'Meara, AP (File)Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- When former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist announced he'd run for his old job as a Democrat in 2014, party leaders rejoiced at the prospect of a pragmatic candidate able to win back centrist Republicans and independent voters who had soured on incumbent Rick Scott.

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Six same-sex couples sue to overturn Fla. gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
NCLRPlaintiffs (from left): Don Johnston and Jorge Isaias Diaz, Jeff and Todd Delmay, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price, Vanessa and Melane Alenier, Summer Grace and Pamela Faerber. (Nit pictured: Catherina Pareta and Karla Arguello.)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Six same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit in South Florida seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Charlie Crist apologizes for supporting efforts to ban same-sex marriage in Fla.

| Thursday, January 2, 2014
Charlie Crist
In an extraordinary interview, Florida’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist apologized last month for having supported efforts to ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot in that state in 2008.

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Florida’s Charlie Crist plots political comeback as Democrat

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Charlie Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards.

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Marriage equality advocates hope to repeal Florida’s ban on gay marriage

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A group that supports same-sex marriage in Florida said Wednesday that it isn't confident an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling will nullify the state's gay marriage ban and is starting a public opinion campaign while waiting for the court to decide.

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