As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” …. news from Florida. Marriage equality in spite of Pam Bondi!!
~~December 3, 2014~~
Same-sex marriages in Florida could begin Jan. 6 following appeals court decision
By Steve Rothaus, Miami Herald
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:12pm
Same-sex couples in Florida could begin marrying next month, after a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a stay in the state’s gay-marriage ban case will be lifted at the end of the day Jan. 5.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to extend ban on same-sex marriages in Florida
In a two-page ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta turned down a request by Florida’s secretaries of health and management services and the clerk of the court in the Panhandle’s Washington County to extend the stay. A federal judge based in Tallahassee ruled in August that the state’s gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional, but stayed his decision until Jan. 5 to give the state time to appeal.
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