David Richardson Seeks To Delete Gay Marriage Ban

David Richardson seeks to delete gay marriage ban

Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since the beginning of 2015, but lawmakers have kept language banning gay nuptials on the books.
Now, a pair of Democratic state lawmakers are looking to change that in the 2018 Legislative Session, which starts Jan. 9.

Democratic Rep. David Richardson of Miami Beach, an openly gay man first elected to the Florida Legislature in 2012, filed a bill this week that would take the ban off the books.
Fort Lauderdale Sen. Gary Farmer, another Democrat, filed similar legislation in the Senate.
The House bill (HB 6027) clocks in at only two lines, and would strike the …

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