MIAMI (AP) - An appellate court in Miami has been asked to lift a judge's order blocking a Florida Keys gay couple from getting married. A Monroe County judge's decision earlier this week prevents a wedding for Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones and other gay couples. Voters added the same-sex marriage ban to Florida's constitution in 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages. Rubio also told an audience at Catholic University that those who support abortion rights ignore the rights of "the unborn." Rubio could make a potential 2016 White House run.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The state attorney general says a judge has frozen assets and halted operations at a large English bulldog puppy mill in Jacksonville. Pam Bondi says the business has been temporarily shut down as officials seek restitution for consumers. Bondi says more than 700 English bulldogs were sold for more than $1 million.
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane forecasters in Miami say a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. Its maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. Forecasts say the storm is likely to move westward and weaken.
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