Same Sex Marriage
Saying 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.
Gay couples in Florida are suing the state saying hospitals will not list both same-sex parents on birth certificates since the Bureau of Vital Statistics wont allow it.
A 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.
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.
Several hundred people celebrated in Key West Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
For many across the country, the Supreme Court’s historic gay marriage ruling is a reason for triumph and celebration, for others, the ruling is a disappointment.
South Florida same sex couples who are, or get, married will now have that marriage recognized by every state in the union.
A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session.
The 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.
Rejecting arguments by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, an appeals court Friday ruled that a same-sex couple married in Massachusetts can get a divorce in Florida.