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Fort Myers church holds event for member suing state for same-sex marriage rights

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Fort Myers church holds event for member suing state for same-sex marriage rights

By Sara Belsole. CREATED Jun 29, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers is showing its support for a same-sex marriage lawsuit on its way to a Florida Federal Court.

The church held a public witness event Sunday afternoon to show their support for same-sex marriage lawsuits.  

One of the lawsuits, filed by six Miami same-sex couples and Equality Florida, argues it's unconstitutional for Florida to deny same-sex marriage.

"It's not asking for additional rights or speical rights," says Ken Shelin of Equality Florida.  "It's all about having the same rights everybody else has."

According to Equality Florida, 44 percent of Americans now live in a jurisdiction where same-sex marriage is legal.  57 percent of Floridians say they support same-sex marriage. 

Sara Belsole

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Sara Belsole is a video journalist for FOX 4