TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s court clerks are set to start using new marriage and divorce forms that will have the words “husband” and “wife” taken out.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt In I-95 Drive-By Shooting Near Boynton Beach
State officials on Monday began sending the new forms to county clerks. Clerks asked for new forms after Florida’s ban on same sex marriage ended. Florida’s ban ended in January, but it wasn’t until June that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country.
The new forms will have the words “spouse” instead of husband and wife or bride and groom.READ MORE: Applause From Jewish Community Greets Governor As He Signs 2 New Bills Inside Shul Of Bal Harbour
Clerks will start using the revised forms on Oct. 1st.
There is still an ongoing legal battle over whether both same sex parents can be listed on birth certificates issued by the state.MORE NEWS: GoFundMe Pages Set Up For Family Of Grandmother, Grandson Killed In Publix Shooting
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