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Author Topic: U.S. judge strikes down Florida ban on same-sex marriage  (Read 640 times)

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U.S. judge strikes down Florida ban on same-sex marriage
« on: August 22, 2014, 12:34:50 am »
From USA Today:

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A federal judge declared Florida's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Thursday, but he delayed allowing county clerks to issue licenses, pending appeals.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, sitting in Tallahassee, ruled that the 2008 voter-approved measure defining marriage as only between one man and one woman violated the Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process.

"The founders of this nation said in the preamble to the United States Constitution that a goal was to secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity. Liberty has come more slowly for some than for others," he wrote in a 33-page opinion covering two cases, noting that it took the Supreme Court 200 years to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage.


Even though there is time for appeals (it looks like one is there or on the way), this is still great news and a step in the right direction!
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