Same Sex Marriage
Some groups are defending Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of eight same-sex couples that seeks to force the state of Florida to recognize the couples’ marriages performed in other states and recognized by the federal government.
A lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on gay marriage is getting some opposition.
Attorney General Pam Bondi will not follow the lead of other state attorneys general and will defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage if she’s asked.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008. Crist made the apology to Watermark Online, an Orlando LGBT publication.
A married couple, who has spent many months living apart because the United States didn’t recognize their union, were finally reunited last week.
Not feeling confident that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling will nullify Florida’s ban on same sex marriage, a group that supports it is about to launch a public opinion campaign.
Amid speculation he will run as a Democrat for his old job, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday said he supports allowing same-sex marriage.
The Biltmore Hotel launched a new advertising campaign to bring gay weddings to the historic Coral Gables establishment.
There has been a growing chorus of U.S. senators who have recently come out in support of marriage equality, Florida’s senior senator is not one of them.