FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward County commission has unanimously passed a resolution in support of same sex marriage.
The move comes on the heels of four judges (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties) who issued rulings which declared the state’s ban of same sex marriage unconstitutional. Voters approved the amendment which bans same sex marriages in 2008.
On Tuesday, commissioners also asked the county attorney to investigate withholding county tax dollars that would be used in litigation to fight gay marriage.
On Friday, August 8th, state Attorney General Pam Biondi asked the remaining courts in the state to stop considering the issue of same sex marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban them.
Bondi, a Republican, said the state will defer to the Supreme Court and that any further state proceedings are a waste of taxpayer money and judicial resources.
Utah and Oklahoma this week asked the Supreme Court to decide the issue, and while the court is not obligated to take the cases, Bondi argued the court will likely weigh in.