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Third judge finds Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Third judge finds Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Florida’s bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing out-of-state civil unions between members of the same sex violate the U.S. Constitution, a judge ruled Monday. The ruling, by Broward County Circuit Judge Dale C. Cohen, follows two similar rulings by judges in Florida’s Monroe and Miami-Dade counties last month. Cohen’s order voiding the bans doesn’t go into effect right away, however. The order is stayed “pending the outcome of expected appeals” on last month’s two rulings. The Broward County case involves a woman seeking to have her civil union dissolved. According to the ruling, plaintiff Heather Brassner entered into a union with...

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