Judge's ruling overturning gay-marriage ban sets off celebrations across state

July 17, 2014
Tampa Bay TImes

 

By Keeley Sheehan and Katie Mettler 

When Scott Barry and Vincent Zeoli can marry — someday soon, they hope — it will be in the church they say has become part of their community.

"We will get married in this church, in our state," Barry, 57, said of Unity of Tampa Church.

The Bayport couple of 31 years were among those from the church and Equality Florida who gathered in Unity's Fellowship Hall on Thursday night to celebrate a Monroe County judge's ruling earlier in the day overturning Florida's 2008 constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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