In most parts of the country, people no longer see LGBTQ+ couples as being outside of the norm. They enjoy holidays, have weddings, go on honeymoons and raise children just like millions of other couples across the country. However, there are still questions that arise when LGBTQ+ people marry as well as seek divorce.
Here are some frequently asked questions about LGBTQ+ marriage in Florida.
Will other states recognize my LGBTQ+ marriage in Florida?
Because of a 2015 Supreme Court ruling, all states throughout the United States recognize marriages regardless of the sex or gender identity of those involved in the union. For example, every other state will recognize a lesbian couple who gets married in Florida. Conversely, were that same couple to marry outside of Florida, Florida would acknowledge that marriage regardless of the state of origin.
Can there be a same-sex couple on a birth certificate?
Another source of confusion arises regarding whether or not a same-sex couple can list both parties on the birth certificate of their child. The answer is yes. Both parties of a same-sex married couple can appear on the document and enjoy the same protections and benefits as any other married couple in the state. Prior to the legalization of same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ couples often struggled with being able to visit their partners in the hospital when their partner was ill or having a baby. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.
By being aware of their rights, people looking to get married can make better decisions as a couple.