DOMA is the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states. There was a vote in the decision. Although same-sex marriages are not recognized under Florida law, several cities — including St.
Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota — as well as Pinellas County have passed domestic partnership registries that allow couples, gay or straight, certain rights in health care and other decisions. Pasco and Hillsborough counties do not have a domestic partner registry.
Here's what they had to say: Andrea Longabardi-Morrow wrote: "Equal rights! Photo courtesy of Jim Weaver For same-sex couples in Florida, the opportunity for marriage offers not only equality, but also a chance to have greater Will cater to your needs and health benefits.
They anticipate being able to see each other in the hospital should one of them get hurt. Van der Walt can now put Woodworth on her health insurance plan. Marital counseling can be short term.
You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need counseling for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated.
As with individual psychotherapy, you typically see a marriage counselor or therapist once a week. Illness, infidelity, sex, anger, addictions, communication problems — all can contribute to distress in marriages or other relationships.