At the forefront of Fantasy Fest’s Parade on Saturday were two fighters for same-sex marriage equality in the Florida Keys.
The Key West same-sex couple who filed a lawsuit in Monroe County to be allowed to marry is asking the Third District Court of Appeal to fast track their case to Florida’s Supreme Court.
The fight for marriage equality rages on in Florida. It’s been a rollercoaster ride the past few weeks for gay marriage advocates. It began when a circuit judge ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that marriage licenses could be issued beginning July 22. We focus on the latest developments through the eyes of the gay couple leading the fight to marry.
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones planned on marrying Tuesday in Key West after a judge ruled in their favor—overturning Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage—but that won’t happen just yet as the motion was denied Monday.
Nearly 100 people gathered in a Key West nightclub Thursday night to celebrate as a Florida Keys judge legalized same-sex marriage in Monroe County. The county encompasses the entire island chain.