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Ninth Amendment " "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
Sixth Amendment "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."
First Amendment "Congress shall make no law ... abridging ... the right of the people peaceably to assemble ..."
First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."
Fourteenth Amendment "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States ..."
First Amendment "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom ... of the press."
Second Amendment "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringede."
Tenth Amendment "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
Eighteenth Amendment: Section 1 "After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors ..."
Tammy Wernet, left, smiled before she playfully smashed wedding cake into her bride's face, and Debra Weisz smiled back. On this pleasant Saturday evening in May, they celebrated their marriage to each other with family and friends at the Church of the Trinity MCC in Sarasota. Wernet, 46, and Weisz, 37, met at Publix over seven years ago while working in the deli deparment.
Both have children from their previous marriages. Both say they were married to abusive husbands. The two women struck up a friendship, then began to date. "We just found each other, " Weisz said. "We had a hard time in the beginning. It took us a while before people accepted us."
Together, they built their ideal home, a two-story house neatly tucked inside a middle-class neighborhood. A perfect place for family gatherings. They know their marriage isn't legal. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was defeated a year ago in the U.S. Senate, but many states, including Florida, have laws against it.
Only Massachusetts has legalized the practice. Still, Wernet and Weisz live their lives as a couple. During a trip to Disney World, Weisz proposed in the pouring rain. "This is our dream of a lifetime, " Wernet said. "We know it's not going to count, but it still counts in our eyes because we belong together."
Times researcher John Martin contributed to this column