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By Mark Schlueb

In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex.

TAMPA, Fla., Aug 5 (Reuters) - A south Florida judge on Tuesday became the fourth in recent weeks to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, in a case involving the estate of a gay man who owned property in Florida.

Source: Advocate

BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM

 

A state judge in Florida has found that the state's voter-approved ban on performing or recognizing same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, in the third such ruling regarding Florida's marriage laws in three weeks. 

Source: LGBTQ Nation

By Jennifer Kay

A third judge in Florida has overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in a single county but stayed his decision Monday pending an appeal.

Written By: KATHLEEN MCGRORY
HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU

When judges in two counties struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages last month, a St. Petersburg-based advocacy group was poised to get the word out.

The group, Equality Florida, organized celebrations from Tallahassee to Key West, and flooded social media with colorful graphics proclaiming “Love Wins in Florida!”

Source: Miami Herald

Nadine Smith says she had a "front-row seat to history" on Monday when she attended the White House signing of President Barack Obama's executive order to protect LGBT federal workers.

Source: Miami Herald

Pushing for a decision that would topple Florida’s gay-marriage ban in all 67 counties, lawyers for two Monroe County men who won the right to marry asked an appeals court on Monday to move the case directly to the state’s Supreme Court.

Source: WINK News

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-A discussion over a domestic partnership registry is taking place in Cape Coral. If it passes, the Cape would become the first city in Lee County to have one. 

By Chris Joesph

Judge Sarah Zabel of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in Florida is unconstitutional.

By Dan Sweeney

The state's ban on gay marriage has been overturned — again.

Source: WFSU

By Jessica Palombo

Same-sex couples delivered thousands of petitions to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office today asking her to reverse course on gay marriage. It’s been a week since Bondi appealed a Florida Keys judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

By Chris Joseph

When Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West should be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling.

Tampa, Florida -- Some say this could be history in the making. That's after a Florida judge's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Key West has the LGBT community in the Tampa Bay area and across the state celebrating.

By Michelle Quesada 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- LGBT groups on the First Coast are celebrating a Monroe County Judge's decision to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

By Rene Stutzman

Florida's ban on gay marriage was overturned Thursday by a judge in the Keys, the first ruling on a series of lawsuits aiming to legalize same-sex marriage.

Source: Here and Now

A county in Florida could join 17 states and the District of Columbia in allowing same sex marriage. Aaron Huntsman and William “Lee” Jones will be among the first in line for a marriage license.