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Florida Marriage Licenses Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Chad Arrington and Misty Hall exchange wows as man and wife, but those descriptions won't appear on their marriage license. The state has changed marriage licenses to the gender-neutral term of "spouse," to include same-sex unions.

On Monday, Florida’s marriage licenses and certificate applications recognized gay marriage by changing the terms "bride" and "groom" to the gender-neutral term "spouse." While this is another victory for the LGBT community, they still face unresolved issues regarding other legal documents, such as birth certificates.

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Florida Cyclists Deaths Highest in Nation, New Precautions Taken

Despite Alachua County’s bike-friendly reputation, the area was listed as one of the top 15 high-priority counties in Florida for injuries and fatalities, according to CDC report.

The city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation are proposing new programs to cut down on bicycle deaths and improve safety conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The Centers for Disease Control recently published a report that shows Florida had the highest bicycle deaths rate in the country from 2008-2012.

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State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state's first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott's Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. 

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