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Opinion Divided Over Pastor Protection Act

The legalization of same-sex marriage has pushed some Florida lawmakers to propose the Pastor Protection Act, which would allow pastors the right to refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. But civil services, like bakers and florists, would not receive the same protections. Some Gainesville religious leaders are speaking out again the Pastor Protection Act.

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Florida Ranked 47th In Sexual Health, Could Be Due To Educational Lack

Sofia DeCerce, 21, a senior studying health education and behavior, and Lindsay Pearl, 19, a sophomore studying health science discuss programs GatorWell offers with Ronit Dastidar, 19, a microbiology sophomore. "People are going to keep doing what they're doing, but it's important to make sure that they're informed to the correct way to do those activities," Dastidar said.

Florida ranked 47th in the United States for sexual health by the State by State Safer Sex Index. Melissa St. Onge, communications manager for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, said she was not surprised to hear Florida ranked so low on the survey, and that sexual health conversations should start at home and continue with education in class.

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