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Pinellas clerk to hold group Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony

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Ken Burke, Pinellas County clerk court, has opened registration for his 11th Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding. Up to fifty couples are expected to be joined together for one group wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day in the wedding garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. “Our Valentine’s Day group wedding event is a memorable occasion many in the community look forward to and we are very thankful for the couples who allow us to partake in their special day,”…

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious

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Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America. “The Bible says in this life you will have troubles, you will have persecutions. And Jesus takes it a step further: You’ll be hated by all nations for my name’s sake,” he said. “Let me tell you,” the minister said, “that time is here.” EDITOR’S NOTE — This…

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Florida politicians react to Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family, the Court said in its majority ruling. “[Challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s…

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SCOTUS upholds same-sex marriage nationwide

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“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family … [Challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” — Supreme Court of the United States. Legal same-sex marriages must be recognized throughout the United States, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court Friday morning. In a major victory for the LGBT community, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled on whether states…

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