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Bill: Florida Churches Don’t Have to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

Florida law will specify that churches can’t be forced to marry same-sex couples under a bill the Legislature send to Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday.

Scott’s office said he’ll sign the measure, which opponents say isn’t necessary and is simply an overreaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.

Bill sponsor Sen. Aaron Bean acknowledged last year’s ruling is the reason for his bill, which passed on a 23-15 vote with only Republicans in favor and Democrats joined by only one Republican in opposition. Full story here!


WGB :: This bill is completely unnecessary and simply a knee jerk reaction by homophobes in response to the Supreme Court ruling.

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