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Quick Update On Florida Marriage Cases!

Next Steps For Florida Marriage Cases?

State Case - Miami / Monroe

(Equality Florida is a plaintiff in this case.)

THE PATH:

STATEMENT: Gov. Scott & AG Bondi's Request to Delay Marriage Case Granted

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Governor Scott & Attorney General Bondi’s Request to Delay Marriage Equality Case

BREAKING: Hillsborough County Commission Moves DPR To Public Hearing

Moments ago, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted 7-0 to move an ordinance creating a county-wide Domestic Partnership Registry forward to a public hearing and final vote on October 15th at 2:00pm. More details to come - stay tuned!

Florida Officials Appeal Ruling That Declared Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Release Date: 
September 4, 2014

Written by: Tony Merevick

State officials in Florida filed appeals Thursday to a federal court ruling that found the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional.

LGBT advocates and marriage equality proponents had urged Republican Gov. Rick Scott to leave the Aug. 21 ruling unopposed in court. With no appeal in the cases, Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott, advocates had hoped same-sex couples would be able to marry in the state as soon as later this month.

Allowing same-sex couples to get married would be good for Florida's economy too

Release Date: 
August 19, 2014

Written by: Michael Kruse

The people in Florida fighting same-sex marriage are going to lose. Arc of the moral universe and whatnot.

Federal court strikes down Florida ban on marriage

Release Date: 
August 21, 2014

Written by: Steve Benen

For proponents of civil rights and marriage equality, the last year has been remarkably successful, though there have been some recent bumps in the road. A state court in Tennessee, for example, interrupted the winning streak last week, while the U.S. Supreme Court halted Virginia marriages that had been set to begin today.

Marriage Equality Group Hosts Town Hall Meeting To Answer Public's Questions

Release Date: 
September 25, 2014

Written By: Brian Greig

PANAMA CITY - A group of local activists sponsored a town hall meeting Thursday night in support of gay rights. They believe the tide is turning in their favor in the legal battle over same sex marriages. One local coupe at tonight's meeting is part of a lawsuit to legalize gay marriages here in Florida.

Why Marriage Matters: Chuck & Jim

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in Florida, James Domer Brenner and Charles Dean Jones, have been together for 26 years. They love life in North Florida and look forward to the day they have the same freedoms as their neighbors.

Meet our other plaintiffs and watch their videos at www.ImEngaged.org/couples.