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What Does End of DOMA Mean for FL?

The Supreme Court’s ruling that ends the Defense of Marriage Act means that same-sex married couples will soon be subject to hundreds of federal laws and benefits, but as the New York Times reports, that’s only in states that allow same-sex marriage. As WUSF reports, Florida is not one of those states, since the Florida Marriage Protection Act is still in effect. Meanwhile, some Floridians think the DOMA decision could be a step toward legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, according to the Tampa Bay Times

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