Tag Archives: gay marriage

Florida Marriage Licenses Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By on September 15th, 2015 | Last updated: September 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

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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Here’s What Local Folks Are Saying About Today’s Supreme Court Decision

By on June 26th, 2015 | Last updated: June 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today that states must recognize same-sex unions citing 14th Amendment protections. Here are some reactions from Florida:

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In The News: Judge Ignores Marriage Ruling, Corruption in Florida Prisons, Gainesville Celebrates 45,000 Neuters, Kanye Pulls a Kanye

By , , and on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

Alabama Judges Told Not To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses – Top Alabama Justice Roy S. Moore, has told local judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The U.S. district court struck down Alabama’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional […]

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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Local Life: ‘Living Proud’ Bruce Blackwell and Brandy Wight still celebrate Valentine’s Day after 47 years

By on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Bruce Blackwell and Brandy Wight have been together for 46 years and say that they are proud to be gay. Blackwell, 71, and Wight, 97, met in 1966 and got legally married in September 2004 in their hometown of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. WUFT News photographer Wesley Rodriguez followed the couple on Valentine’s Day 2012.

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In the News: Mentally ill untreated, Man fakes kidnapping, Gainesville real estate, Suspects pray to alligator god, Rhode Island gay marriage

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Experts: Two-thirds of mentally ill in Florida go untreated | www.palmbeachpost.com – Florida is second-to-last in funding for mental health. Lawmakers in the state have proposed increasing funding and awareness for mental health, including an expansion of Medicaid and involving […]

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In The News: Tom Hanks Halloween tips, meningitis outbreak spreads, New York nanny accused of stabbing two children, President Obama supports same-sex marriage, Hurricane Sandy could hit northern U.S.

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Tom Hanks stops by ‘The Colbert Report,’ offers Halloween tips and ticks off Matt Damon – Tom Hanks did Stephen Colbert a great favor by dropping by “The Colbert Report” on Thursday night to recommend “inexpensive costumes that will make […]

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African American clergy express views on 2012 election

By and on September 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

With the November election coming up, some dissatisfied African American religious leaders have told their congregations not to vote. Others, however, draw the line there.

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Business, media experts say social issues and business not going away

By on August 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Supporters and opponents of gay marriage continue to contemplate whether or not to buy that next order of waffle fries from Chick-fil-A. After the company’s president gave his opinion on the controversial social issue, people began to question if their […]

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Local same-sex marriage activist reacts to passage of same-sex marriage ruling in NY

By on June 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

New York became the 6th state and the largest state to allow same-sex couples to marry. WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck spoke to Gainesville Community Alliance’s President Joseph Antonelli about his reaction and what this means for the rest of the nation […]

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