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Saturday, 23 August 2014 08:27

Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Written by  Tampa Bay Times

 

For first time, federal judge rules Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Tampa Bay Times, by Steve Rothaus, Miami Herald, August 21, 2014

A federal judge on Thursday ruled Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, however, immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed.

"When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination," Hinkle wrote. "Observers who are not now of age will wonder just how those views could have been held. ...

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/for-first-time-federal-judge-rules-floridas-gay-marriage-ban/2194065

 

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