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Same-Sex Couples Wed In Leon County

Nick Evans

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 against  the 2008 constitutional gay marriage ban.

This post will be updated throughout the day.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.