Fla. couples challenge state's marriage ban

Eight legally married same-sex couples in Florida initiated a lawsuit this week challenging the state's refusal to recognize their marriages. The lawsuit was filed in Tallahassee by the ACLU’s national and state affiliates as well as a Miami-based law firm. "There is no rational reason for the discrimination that Florida inflicts on married [same-sex] couples," Florida ACLU Executive Director Howard Simon said. A similar lawsuit challenging the state's marriage ban was filed in January.

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