Gay Marriage

Arlene Goldberg

The Social Security Administration agreed to fully recognize a Fort Myers woman’s gay marriage. And it has given her thousands of dollars in back pay for spousal benefits Florida had delayed.

Ashley Lopez / WGCU

Almost immediately after opening its doors the morning after Florida’s gay marriage ban was lifted, the Lee County clerk’s office began handing out its first same sex marriage licenses Tuesday.

Ashley Lopez / WGCU

Despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, gay marriage may not be a done deal in Florida. That’s because county officials in charge of issuing marriage licenses are dealing with conflicting legal opinions.

Ashley Lopez / WGCU

 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed another motion Friday that continues the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Arlene Goldberg

Carol Goldwasser’s death certificate is now a historical document.

That’s because it was recently updated to include the name of her spouse: Arlene Goldberg of Fort Myers. This is the first document issued by the state of Florida in its history recognizing a same-sex marriage.

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