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News applicable to or from somewhere across the Florida peninsula, beyond WUFT’s core north central Florida coverage area.

First UF Law Pro Bono Week Promotes Access To Justice

The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is hosting its first Pro Bono Week from Oct. 24-31. This week's events highlight the contributions of pro bono attorneys and the Innocence Project of Florida, while educating law students on the value of pro bono service.

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Opinion Divided Over Pastor Protection Act

The legalization of same-sex marriage has pushed some Florida lawmakers to propose the Pastor Protection Act, which would allow pastors the right to refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. But civil services, like bakers and florists, would not receive the same protections. Some Gainesville religious leaders are speaking out again the Pastor Protection Act.

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Florida Ranked 47th In Sexual Health, Could Be Due To Educational Lack

Florida ranked 47th in the United States for sexual health by the State by State Safer Sex Index. Melissa St. Onge, communications manager for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, said she was not surprised to hear Florida ranked so low on the survey, and that sexual health conversations should start at home and continue with education in class.

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