Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

Same-Sex Couples Enjoy More Benefits With Marriage Legalization

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida, gay and lesbian couples will now be able to enjoy the benefits of marriage that were not available through civil unions or domestic partnerships.

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Several Florida Clerks of Court Cease Marriage Ceremonies

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By 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.

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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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State Organization Announces Plans to File Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s Same-Sex Marriage Laws

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Equality Florida, a state organization advocate for LGBT rights, has partnered with six same-sex couples to challenge Florida’s same-sex marriage laws.

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In The News: Gas Leak Forces Evacuation, Jim Messina To Lead Crist’s Campaign, Gay Marriage Florida Lawsuit, Rubio Completes Leg of Asia-Pacific Tour

By 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 […]

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In the News: UF alumni create app, PETA’s SeaWorld stock, high school sports bill, France approves gay marriage

By 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 […]

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Same-sex marriage’s effect on children

By 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.

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In the News: Cold weather affects spring breakers, Levy County nuclear plant moves forward, Gov. Rick Scott demands investigation, Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments

By 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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Mar. 27, 2013: Morning News in 90

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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