A state judge struck down Florida's gay-marriage ban yesterday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories.
A state judge struck down Florida’s gay-marriage ban yesterday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories.
Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County said Florida’s ban violated the constitutional rights to due process and equal protection and offended “basic human decency.”
Florida’s attorney general quickly said he would appeal.
Last week, a judge whose jurisdiction includes the Florida Keys ordered the Monroe County Clerk of Court to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Tuesday.
That ruling was automatically put on hold after Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican, said she planned to appeal and that the final decision likely will come from the U.S. Supreme Court.