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Same-Sex Marriages in Florida

Need Help Having Your Marriage Recognized? Call an Experienced Clearwater Family Lawyer

Florida has historically had a very difficult history with same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriage was banned in 1977, and recognition of same-sex marriage was prohibited in 1997. Thankfully, in 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, and now same-sex couples in Florida have the right to marriage that they were so long denied.

While the law has finally made this a legally binding union, certain groups have still tried to deny queer couples their marriage rights. If your marriage has been discriminated against, call Connie R. Stephens, P.A. today.

For help defending your rights as a queer married couple in Florida, call Clearwater family law attorney Connie R. Stephens at (727) 205-0770.

Requirements for Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

You will want to be sure that your marriage went through all the proper channels to ensure that you have solid grounds to fight anyone who attempts to deny your marriage rights. The requirements for a same-sex couple to get married are no different than anyone else.

To get married in Florida you must:

  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Present two forms of identification
  • Wait three days for the marriage license to take effect or complete a premarital course with an official registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court

If you have followed the proper procedures, there should be no legal reason for someone to deny you benefits and rights as a married couple.

We Handle All Matters Related to Same-Sex Marriage

Whether you need to have your rights protected, or have decided to divorce, the Clearwater family law attorney of Connie R. Stephens, P.A. can provide you with dedicated, aggressive legal counsel. Contact us today at (727) 205-0770 and tell us about your legal issue!

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