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US Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

CBS Tampa–08/21/2014

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GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling

Republicans who control Florida’s Legislature said Tuesday that they will not appeal a landmark ruling that found that the state’s map for congressional districts unconstitutional.

CBS Tampa–07/15/2014

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Man Accused Of Having Sex With Donkey Challenges Constitutionality Of Laws Banning Sex With Animals

A Marion County man who is facing charges of sexual activities involving animals is challenging the constitutionality of laws banning such activities.

CBS Tampa–12/13/2012

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Judge: Drug Testing Plan Unconstitutional

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott’s order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 […]

CBS Tampa–04/26/2012

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