Same-Sex Couples Wed In Leon County

Jan 6, 2015

Ayana Powell and Rochelle Cornwell get married outside the Leon County Clerk of Court's office.
Credit Nick Evans / WFSU News

A stay on same-sex marriage has expired in Florida, paving the way for couples to start getting married.

Nearly 30 couples have gotten married so far in Leon County. Marriages are taking place today across the state. Yesterday, the first same-sex couple wed in Miami-Dade, after a state judge lifted her stay on the state's gay marriage ban immediately.

Florida is the 36th state to legalize gay marriage, after several judge's ruled againstĀ  the 2008 constitutional gay marriage ban.

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