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More Legal Chess Moves In Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

 
More Legal Chess Moves In Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 1:25pm

 

The legal game of chess continues when it comes to same-sex marriage in Florida.

Attorney Bernadette Restivo-- who represents the Monroe County bartenders who won the right to marry-- files papers for the state’s appeal to move directly to Florida's Supreme Court.

A Monroe County judge declared Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, but the men haven't been allowed to marry because the Attorney General appealed, triggering an automatic stay.

This case mirrors one in Miami-Dade, in which a Circuit Judge ordered six same-sex couples be allowed to marry.

It is likely that the two cases will be appealed together. 

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