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Attorneys Elizabeth Schwartz, Lavi Soloway discuss DOMA decision in WLRN/Miami Herald web chat

BY ELAINE CHEN, WLRN 

What do the rulings from the highest court in the United States mean for Florida's same-sex couples?

Florida provides no statewide alternative to same-sex marriage, and most counties (in gray above) do not formally recognize domestic partnerships.

We unpack the Supreme Court decisions and explain what impact they could have in the everyday lives of lesbian and gay couples, from tax filing and mortgages to naturalization and wills.

Steve Rothaus from The Miami Herald hosts a discussion with legal expert Elizabeth Schwartz, a South Florida family law and estate planning attorney who advocates for the LGBT community, and Lavi Soloway, an attorney who specializes in same-sex immigration cases.

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Since the decision was based on a State's right to define marriage, wouldn't we need to repeal the FL Constitutional amendment first before any court challenges?

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