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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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Bill Day’s latest: Love, marriage and denied adoption for gays

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First comes love … then comes marriage … but with the Florida House, no baby carriage exists for same-sex couples. Bill Day sharpens his gaze today on a bill passed Thursday by the House, which allows private adoption agencies the option to turn away gay couples, either on religious or moral grounds. The measure was in response to a bill the House passed last month removing a gay adoption ban – rarely enforced — out of state law. Passed by a 75-38 vote, the law…

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