Florida clerks warned against issuing same-sex marriage licenses

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Miami – The association representing Florida’s 67 court clerks warned Dec. 16 that a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state ban on same-sex marriage only applies now in one Panhandle county.

Lawyers for the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers said in a statement Dec. 16 that Washington County is the only place named in the federal lawsuit. Clerks in all other counties, according to the association, aren’t bound by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling in August that the gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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Equality Florida, ACLU target overturning Amendment 2

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In 2008, more than 60% of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that prevents same-sex marriages from being performed or recognized in the Sunshine State. But after rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in June declared a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismissed Proposition 8 in California, Floridians are hopeful that someday marriage equality could arrive in our state.

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s marriage ban may be the most viable option, but according to Equality Florida, that option must be pursued with care.

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