Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
A federal judge declared Thursday that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge joins four other judges in Florida counties who have sided with gay couples wanting to marry.
A South Florida lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner needs a divorce from her former partner. However, she can’t be located and because Florida is constitutionally banned from recognizing the relationship, she can’t get divorced.
Nearly 100 people gathered in a Key West nightclub Thursday night to celebrate as a Florida Keys judge legalized same-sex marriage in Monroe County. The county encompasses the entire island chain.
Some groups are defending Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Some Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure will receive a check as part of a national settlement with five major banks.
An new execution date has been set for the South Florida drug trafficker convicted of killing a state trooper with a pipe bomb.
Hate crimes were up across the state in 2012. According to the 2012 Hate Crimes in Florida Report released by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, there was increase in hate crimes of 22 percent compared to the year earlier.
A persistent critic of Gov. Rick Scott filed lawsuits on Monday accusing top Florida officials of flouting the state’s public records laws by failing to turn over emails and other documents.
The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 5 about whether a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana should go before voters in 2014.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not agree with a new proposal to make the use of medical marijuana legal in the state.