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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died at age 82.
A federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to respond by Monday in an increasingly heated legal debate about whether county clerks should begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Jan. 6.
An Associated Press survey has revealed most of Florida’s 67 clerks of court don’t plan to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on January 6th.
A group representing Florida’s court clerks said on Tuesday that counties statewide should not start issuing marriage licenses January 6th to same-sex couples.
With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start January 6th, 2015 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses.
With more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.
Amid a court’s ruling declaring Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, clerks are being advised to say no to gay marriage for now.
Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming reality in Florida.