Despite a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Florida, gay couples could soon enter into domestic partnerships. That’s what’s proposed in “Senate Bill 196: Families First” filed January 9 by Florida state Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood). If passed, it would also extend some marital benefits to same-sex couples across Florida.
The bill states, in part: “The state has a strong interest in promoting stable and lasting families, and believes that all families should be provided with the opportunity to obtain necessary legal protections and status and the ability to achieve their fullest potential.”
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