Scott, Bondi sworn in as gay couples marry Jan. 6

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While Florida Gov. Rick Scott was sworn in outside Florida’s Old Capitol Jan. 6, across the street gay couples were getting married at the Leon County Courthouse on the first day same-sex marriage was legal across Florida. Scott has opposed same-sex marriage, a fact that wasn’t lost on several dozen couples who were married at the courthouse Tuesday.

“It just shows the universe meant for this to happen,” said Ayana Powell after she married Rochelle Cornwall. “It’s karma.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attended the inauguration. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam were also sworn in for their second terms.

After the ceremony, Bondi said her top attorneys are still reviewing whether to continue the state’s appeal fighting marriage equality.

Bondi said she still wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case and rule on whether state bans on gay marriage are legal. Bondi said she wants marriage laws to be uniform.

This year’s inauguration was scaled back and lacked many of the frills, like a parade and a massive ball, that surrounded Scott’s 2011 swearing-in.

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