When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling.
courtesy Equality Florida
Bondi's office issued a statement this week saying that the issue needs to be tackled by the U.S. Supreme Court, and appealed Garcia's ruling to the Third District Court of Appeal.
On Thursday, same-sex couples walked into Bonid's Tallahassee office and delivered 7,000 petitions signed by Floridians asking her to "stop wasting taxpayer resources defending the state's discriminatory exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage."More »