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From 2015 to 2017 Duval County’s divorce rate has declined 28 percent. That's leading researchers to say something unique and significant is happening in Jacksonville.

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In an issue that drew widespread attention during this year’s legislative session, the House on Friday gave final approval to a measure that will largely block minors from getting married in Florida.

Democrat Paula Bartlett, running against Ronnie Fussell in the Clerk of Courts race, discussed why she wanted court house weddings reinstated on Thursday’s First Coast Connect.

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The next Florida legislative session doesn’t start until January, but committees are already meeting to consider bills. One measure up for discussion next week would shield churches when clergy refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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In neatly pressed button-ups and khakis, Aaron Talbot and Joel Adams prepared to enter the Duval County Courthouse Friday morning.

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Yesterday's court ruling in the Florida Keys that overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages could have set the stage for a statewide reversal of the ban.

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Same sex couples around the state stand to benefit from Thursday’s Monroe County court ruling that overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Marriage equality, Quality Education for All and Dade Correctional Institution are in the headlines today.

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MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.

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Do you, Samantha, take this alligator? We're in love with this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm."

Florida is another step closer to joining 13 other states in making it illegal for certain minors to get married. 

Miami Democratic Representative Cynthia Stafford’s bill passed unanimously in the House Healthy Families Subcommittee Tuesday. The measure prohibits anyone age 15 and younger from getting married. Stafford says in the past couple of years, there have been several marriages that involve underage minors, including one with a 13-year-old groom.

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Next Valentine’s Day will have new meaning for several Jacksonville couples who got married this afternoon at the Duval County Courthouse.

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One lucky Jacksonville couple have something extra to celebrate this Valentine's Day—their upcoming wedding is getting some "ultimate" special touches, and they are on the house.