MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A lawsuit challenging Florida’s ban on gay marriage is getting some opposition.
Friday, a coalition of groups opposed to same-sex marriage is planning a lawsuit which fights the challenge.READ MORE: Opera Singer, Fashion Designer Radmila Lolly Thrills Miami Heat Fans With Custom-Designed Ball Gowns
The groups including the Christian Family Coalition and Florida Democratic League planned a Friday news conference on the issue. The groups say the decision by Florida voters in 2008 to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the state Constitution should be respected.READ MORE: Swastikas, Hate Messages Found Scrawled On Bathroom Wall At Davie High School
The ban was challenged last month in a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County by six gay couples. They contend that the prohibition is an unconstitutional violation of guarantees of equal treatment and due process. Gay marriage bans have been struck down by judges in other states.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has not yet responded to the lawsuit.MORE NEWS: South Florida Family Makes Plea To Help Find Son's Suspended Killer
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