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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.

Teaction continues to pour in after the Supreme Court on Friday declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right. However, religious conservatives decried the decisionm, calling it an example of judicial overreach. Jacksonville activists supporting the cause of marriage equality say their work on this issue is not yet done, as this remains one of only a few major cities in the United States that lacks discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. We discuss the ruling with Jacksonville attorney and activist Jimmy Midyette.


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A federal judge declared Florida’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Thursday.

A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

When Democratic political operative Christian Ulvert started his career nearly a decade ago, he was in the closet.

Since then, Ulvert --- now the Florida Democratic Party's political director --- has come out in the open about his homosexuality, married his partner Carlos Andrade and seen his career skyrocket.

Quality Education for All, One Spark and marriage equality are in the headlines today.

Drones, marriage equality and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

Zeljko Causevic, Vibrio vulnificus and 'Jeopardy!' are in the headlines today.

Marissa Alexander, the Shipyards and Quality Education for All are in the headlines today.

Marriage equality, EverBank Field and property taxes are in the headlines today.

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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.

Last Friday morning, a local couple went downtown to Jacksonville’s Clerk of Courts office with a request they say they’d been waiting years to make —  a marriage license.

Marissa Alexander, the Bostwick Building and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

Marriage equality, banned books, bike sharing and Imperfect were among our top stories this week.

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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.

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