Tag: Gay marriage

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In their first joint appearance of the campaign, the two leading Republican candidates for governor Saturday night outlined a series of conservative stances on abortion, gun rights and education There were few differences between Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who each took questions in separate half-hour sessions before the Florida Family […]

Drew WilsonNovember 1, 2017
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Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since the beginning of 2015, but lawmakers have kept language banning gay nuptials on the books. Now, a pair of Democratic state lawmakers are looking to change that in the 2018 Legislative Session, which starts Jan. 9. Democratic Rep. David Richardson of Miami Beach, an openly gay […]

Gary FineoutJuly 28, 2017
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5min42
Florida’s price tag for losing legal battles – which has included courtroom fights over drug testing, voting rights and gay marriage – continues to grow under Gov. Rick Scott. Scott recently agreed to pay $1.1 million to cover the legal bills of physicians and medical organizations in their successful challenge of a law that restricted […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016
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Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Murphy blasted her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. John Mica, Wednesday for his co-sponsorship of a bill she characterized as anti-gay rights  — and then sitting silently through a hearing on the bill one month after the Orlando massacre at the popular gay nightclub Pulse. The First Amendment Defense Act, House Resolution 2802, […]

Gary FineoutJune 3, 2016
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Florida taxpayers are going to pay nearly $500,000 for the state’s losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have now reached settlements with two separate groups of attorneys representing same-sex couples that challenged the state’s ban. Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s office reached a final settlement on Wednesday that brought […]


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