Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing Couples to Shack UpCouples shacking up together are no longer breaking the law in Florida.
FL Has New Laws on Confederate Statue, Gay MarriageGov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that calls for Smith's statue in the National Statuary Hall to be replaced and another that puts into law language that clergy don't have to marry same-sex couples — a right bill opponents said the state and federal constitutions already give them.
LGBT Anti-discrimination Bill Lives, Barely, For Another DayThe Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-5 on a bill to include LGBT people in the law that gives civil rights protections to other groups. The vote normally would have killed the bill, but a procedural move kept it alive. It will be considered by the committee again Tuesday as its Democratic sponsor seeks to make changes that will earn the support of at least one more Republican in hopes of moving the legislation forward.
Florida Lawyers Sparks Debate Over Constitutional Rights At DUI CheckpointsDrivers at drunk-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license and registration on the glass, along with a note saying they have no comment, won't permit a search and want a lawyer. At least, that's the view of a South Florida attorney.
Condo Association Refuses Property Sales To Any Couples 'Living In Sin'A local condominium association refuses to allow prospective residents to purchase a condo if they are not husband and wife.