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.
Gay Couples Sue Florida Over Names On Birth CertificatesGay 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.
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.
Key West Celebrates Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage RulingSeveral 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.
South Florida Reacts To Supreme Court's Gay Marriage RulingFor 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.
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.
Senate Scuttles 'Conscience Protection' BillA 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.