MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Dozens of same-sex couples gathered at a South Florida church on Saturday morning to get married while others renewed their vows.
Twenty-eight couples were at Unity on the Bay in Miami which was offering a free mass marriage ceremony in celebration of the lifting of the ban on marriages for same-sex couples in Florida.
The ceremony comes less than week after the ban was lifted.
Around the state, same-sex couples exchanged vows Tuesday, starting with a midnight marriage in Monroe County and early morning mass weddings in Broward.
As of Tuesday evening, nearly 1,000 gay and lesbian couples were issued marriage licenses in Florida’s 10 most-populous counties.
Following the lift of the ban,same-sex spouses of state employees became eligible for state coverage for health insurance and retirement benefits.
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