January 6, 2015 will serve as a historic day in Florida and the City Beautiful. The Sunshine State became the 36th state, plus Washington D.C., to provide marriage equality for all and Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted a wedding ceremony for 44 couples outside City Hall.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be here on this historic day for our State, as we become the 36th state to provide marriage equality for all,” Mayor Dyer said. “Today, loving gay and lesbian couples living in Florida gain access to the institution of marriage, and to a safety net of over 1,200 legal and economic protections for their families.”
Joined by City Commissioners Patty Sheehan and Regina I. Hill, Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell and other elected officials, Mayor Dyer legally married the couples following the lifting of the State’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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