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Same-sex marriages to begin in Florida as Supreme Court denies stay
Same-sex marriages to begin in Florida as Supreme Court denies stay

Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for a stay from the state's attorney general. Marriages can begin Jan. 5, the day a stay ordered by a lower court judge who overturned the state’s same-sex marriage ban expires, according to the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Conservative Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented from the majority's decision to deny the stay. Florida Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi made the request for a stay earlier this week, a last-ditch effort to block same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State. The state's voter-approved ban against same-sex...

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