Same sex marriage is coming to Florida in a big way. Today the first gay wedding was performed in the state and I perform my first legal gay wedding tomorrow morning on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville. Take a peek at my January 5, 2015 interview where I talk with a reporter from WXJT about the economic impact to Duval and other local counties.
The day is coming my friends when Florida lawmakers will no longer be able to dictate whom can marry whom. Whether Florida goes kicking and screaming like an tantrummy 3 year old, or somehow manages to salvage some grace and class by making this change without all the anticipated ugliness the issue ignites remains to be seen. My guess is the first option is most likely. Scroll down to read further op-ed.
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Florida’s southern contingent, infinitely more tolerant and embracing the live and let live philosophy has gained so much ground that approximately 72% of Floridians now believe that gay people should be allowed to marry. Northeast Florida by contrast still exhibits a stubbornness to change as evidenced by their much lower numbers of support. Despite this, approval numbers for gay marriage are creeping up in this region.
Once again the issue circles round and should enough signatures be obtained on a petition I myself recently signed, Tallahassee will again be putting this up for a vote in the next battle for supremacy. Eventually this bill WILL pass and gay people will be allowed to marry whom they choose just like everyone else.
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Here’s a cool little factoid for your unique wedding ideas folder. If you invite the President of the United States to your wedding, you will receive a thank you reply from him/her that you can frame and save.
This was an adorable couple I recently married in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida which is in Nassau County. We did the deal in a place I highly recommend called Fort Clinch State Park.