News Release: Associated Press
June 23, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando's city council has voted to support overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
City council members approved Mayor Buddy Dyer's proposal to file a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit set for a hearing early next month in Miami.
The lawsuit is challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Orlando is joining with the City of Miami Beach in filing the friend of the court brief.
Orlando has a domestic partnership registry, and the same-sex partners of city workers are eligible for health insurance from the city.
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