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Gay adoption ban stricken from Florida laws after four decades

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that removes the language from Florida's statutes - though the ban hasn't been enforced for the past five years. ...

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Florida AG, governor say they will keep fighting to preserve gay marriage ban

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida will continue to fight to prohibit same-sex marriage even as other states are allowing it following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to ignore their appeals. The court's decision to turn away appeals from five states prompted ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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