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Federal Court in Florida Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality

Date: 
August 21, 2014

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Federal Court in Florida Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 —Today, a federal district court in Tallahassee, Florida ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. Florida’s Attorney General is expected to appeal the decision. As such, the federal judge issued a stay on the case.

"We are pleased to hear the news that a federal judge in Florida has joined an ever-growing list of jurists in striking down misguided and unfair laws denying basic rights to same-sex couples. Despite the stay on the case, which puts a hold on same-sex couples being able to exercise their right to marry in Florida for now, we look forward to the day when marriage equality will finally be the law of the land."

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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