More than a year after Florida’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional, the state’s marriage licenses will finally say “spouse” and “spouse” instead of “husband” and “wife.”
According to Equality Florida, the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics is finalizing the inclusive update to state-issued marriage licenses. The new forms will be available Sept. 15.
EQFL reports they recently sent more than 1,200 signatures in support of the inclusive update to marriage certificates to the bureau.
Three lesbian couples, along with Equality Florida, are still fighting in court for a similar update to birth certificates. They sued the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics to require that both parents be allowed to have their names listed on birth certificates, even if the parents are the same sex.