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Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia ordered Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavlin to issue a marriage license to a Key West couple who have been partners for more than 11 years, court filings show. Garcia found that Florida's statewide ban, including the state's Defense of Marriage Act that passed in 2008, was discriminatory against same-sex couples and unconstitutional. "The court is aware that the majority of voters oppose same-sex marriage, but it is...

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