Marriage Bill Passes Allowing Pastors To Refuse Gay WeddingsThe House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted along party lines Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow pastors to refuse to officiate at weddings that violate their religious beliefs.
Marriage Bill Passes Amid Mutual DistrustAmid signs of distrust on both sides of the emotionally charged issue, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted along party lines Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow pastors to refuse to officiate at weddings that violate their religious beliefs.
Changes Sought In State Law After Marriage RulingWith the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that same-sex marriage is legal, a House Democrat has filed a bill to revamp part of Florida law that sets requirements for issuing marriage licenses.
Florida Clerks To Use New Forms After Gay Marriage Ruling Florida's court clerks are set to start using new marriage and divorce forms that will have the words "husband" and "wife" taken out.
Gay Couples Argue For Inclusion On Birth CertificatesSaying Florida can't choose among the "constellation of benefits" available to same-sex couples, attorneys this week filed a document asking a federal judge to require the state to allow married gay couples to put both parents' names on children's birth certificates.
Plaintiffs Want State To Pay Legal Fees In Gay Marriage ChallengePlaintiffs in the challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage fired back this week in a dispute about whether the state should pay their attorneys' fees for work in a federal appeals court.
Group Wants Tax Exempt Protection After Marriage RulingA Christian group is urging Governor Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders to pass a measure that it says would help protect the tax-exempt status of churches that refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Supreme Court Overturns Ban On Same-Sex MarriageSouth Florida same sex couples who are, or get, married will now have that marriage recognized by every state in the union.
Supreme Court Takes On Gay Marriage DebateThe debate on gay marriage is all about the Constitution of the United States of America and if it supports same-sex couples' right to marry. That's what the Supreme Court must decide.
Senate Backs Adoption Incentives; Repeals Gay Adoption BanAfter an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program --- while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.
Focus on South Florida: Gay Marriage - Big BusinessSouth Florida has long been a premier tourist destination for any number of reasons. Well now you can add gay destination weddings to that list. On Valentine's Day last weekend--- in honor of Broward County's centennial and the recent rulings legalizing same sex marriage in Florida, the city of Wilton Manors hosted free marriage ceremonies for 100 people. We focus on this event in particular and the bigger picture of gay marriage as big business in Florida.