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Photos: LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Progress At Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival

Lexi McMinn (left) kisses her sister Sydney Ward (right) at the Gainesville Pride Festival. McMinn said she was happy "My sister was "coming out." Oriana Bravo/WUFT News

Gainesville's LGBTQ+ community gathered at the city's annual Pride Parade and Festival to recognize progress in the effort for equality, especially with this year's Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees gay marriage. The parade marched down University Avenue on Saturday, starting on Southwest Seventh Street and finishing at the corner of Southeast First Street and First Avenue.

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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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