Florida Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage equality arguments

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[CORRECTION! This story erroneously reported that the Florida Supreme Court had agreed to take on the same-sex marriage case, when in fact, at the time the story was published, the Florida Supreme Court had only been asked to rule on the case. A corrected version of the story can be found here. We apologize for the error. –Editor]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments against the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, the Orlando Sentinel reported Aug. 27.

In an unusual decision, the state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal on Aug. 27 asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to “great public importance.”  The decision could result in having the issue settled even before the US Supreme Court acts.

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