Saturday, September 24, 2005
TALLAHASSEE. A ballot proposal to ban same-sex marriages in Florida is a surreptitious attempt to prevent the creation of civil unions and strip gay couples of healthcare benefits and other legal rights, a coalition of gay couples said in a lawsuit filed this week with the Florida Supreme Court. The six couples, working with the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, filed a petition asking the court to throw out the proposed ballot initiative because it violates Florida's Constitution. By: Mary Ellen Klas, The Miami Herald, Miami.com.Please click here for complete story (last visited September 24, 2005, REO).