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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Adina’s Cakery, Delray Beach, Florida

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Adina's Cakery Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Adina’s Cakery incorporates only the finest natural and organic ingredients in every cake we bake! Every creation is custom made. Our cakes are baked daily, ensuring the freshest product possible. We service Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties.

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USA, Florida: Broward County Judge Grants First Same Sex Divorce

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

FloridaIt’s official – a lesbian couple is now divorced in the state of Florida.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Heather Brassner and Megan Lade in a brief hearing. They were united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont but Brassner was unable to obtain a divorce in Florida for five years since their relationship ended. “It’s like an emotional weight being lifted off,” said Brassner, who is from Lake Worth. “I just feel free and I couldn’t have gotten a better holiday gift.”

Cohen ruled in August that Florida’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional because it violates the Fourth Amendment’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. Because the ruling came in a divorce case, it has the effect of also declaring that out-of-state gay marriages should be recognized in Florida. It does not mean same-sex marriage licenses can be issued in Broward County.

Judge Cohen’s action comes as a stay in another case is about to expire on 1/5, unless Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas grants an extension.

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Marriage Equality in Fort Lauderdale This Week?

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Broward County Clerk Howard FormanIt’s possible, as a case there has passed its deadline for appeal.

Towleroad.com reports:

A Broward County, Florida clerk is contemplating whether to start issuing marriage license to same-sex couples starting next week following the passing of an appeal deadline in a case overturning the state’s gay marriage ban, Equality Florida reports: On August 4, Broward County Judge Cohen ruled Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional – and included the state must recognize legal out of state marriages. The judge stayed the ruling allowing for a 30-day appeal period. But as of Thursday, the deadline has passed and no appeal was made to the ruling.

What will Broward County Clerk Howard Forman do? Let’s hope he comes down on the side of equality. He is due to decide early this week.

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