By Ryan Jones on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm
Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.
By Associated Press 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. […]
Equality Florida, a state organization advocate for LGBT rights, has partnered with six same-sex couples to challenge Florida’s same-sex marriage laws.
By Christine Casey on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm
Natural Gas Leak Forces Evacuation at Leigh Hall – Students evacuated Leigh Hall at the University of Florida Tuesday morning because of a gas leak in one of the chemistry labs. The University of Florida Police Department is working with […]
By Mike Llerena on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm
Former UF students get investors for mobile app – Two former UF students created an app that allows users to exchange networking information during conferences. The Tampa Bay chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs agreed to invest $150,000. The Independent Florida […]
By Jennifer Mesika on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm
The recent debate over same-sex marriage affects more than the rights of adults, but the lives of children as well.
By Jewel Midelis on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 11:40 am
Cold weather leaves beaches empty during spring break, Levy County nuclear power plant plans continue forward, Gov. Rick Scott requests an investigation on the “Jesus”-stomping incident at Florida Atlantic University and the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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By Sarah Loftus on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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By Samantha Shavell on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 9:28 am
Shawn Janetzke hopes to get married some day. The 19-year-old UF student identifies himself as gay and hopes the cases the Supreme Court is hearing this week will allow him to get married in the future.
Circus coming to town – The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, which is in its 129th year of touring, is performing in the parking lot of The Oaks Mall Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Independent […]