Defense Of Marriage Act
Appeals were filed late Friday on several rulings that overturn the state’s ban on gay-marriage by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Agreeing with another judge in the Keys who made a similar ruling last week, a Miami judge overturned Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County Friday.
A married couple, who has spent many months living apart because the United States didn’t recognize their union, were finally reunited last week.
Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
While people waited for word on the steps of the Supreme Court Wednesday, others waited by their computers and smart phones, eagerly checking Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates from the nation’s highest court on the fate of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
There has been a growing chorus of U.S. senators who have recently come out in support of marriage equality, Florida’s senior senator is not one of them.
When the U.S. Supreme Court considers two landmark cases on gay rights this week, Terry DeCarlo and Bill Huelsman will be following closely.
The United States Supreme Court will hear two cases dealing with same-sex marriage in March it was announced Friday.