Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Florida’s ban on same-sax marriage is unconstitutional and the state must recognize same-sex couples that were lawfully married in other states. The combined cases of Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott involve 22 plaintiffs that currently reside in Florida, including nine same-sex couples who were lawfully married in other states, the surviving spouse of a same-sex couple married…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/federal-judge-rules-florida-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional.php

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