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Fla. wants US Supreme Court to decide gay marriage



Published: Fri, August 8, 2014 @ 1:31 p.m.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage.

Attorney General Pam Bondi filed two motions today in a state appeals court, requesting a freeze on appeals of cases concerning the state’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Voters approved the amendment in 2008.

Judges in four Florida counties have overturned the ban, but no marriage licenses are being issued because Bondi has appealed each case.

Bondi says the state will defer to the Supreme Court and that any further state proceedings are a waste of judicial resources. Utah and Oklahoma this week asked the Supreme Court to decide the issue.


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1Ytownnative(1065 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

It no longer what the people want and have voted for it's what the courts decide. Just do away with the election process now and let the court decide everything. Even when the Supreme Court decided something elected officials decide they supreme court is wrong. It has pretty much become a joke. Decision by the supreme court isn't worth the time and money spent on them. They should be disbanded

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