Florida Supreme Court should give a definitive “Yes” to same-sex marriage legalization

October 15, 2014
USF Oracle

Written by: Brandon Shaik

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi turned heads Monday night when she demanded the Florida Supreme Court make a definitive decision on gay marriage in the Sunshine State.

Currently, gay marriage is legal in 29 U.S. states. Of these, 12 legalized gay marriage this month alone, according to CNN. Bondi is arguing that Florida’s citizens need a firm and permanent answer regarding gay marriage, as soon as possible, and she couldn’t be more right.

In 2008, Florida saw a ban on gay marriage, which was ruled unconstitutional this summer by judges in separate rulings across the state. Oddly enough, Bondi was the one holding up the Florida Supreme Court rulings on the issue while also defending the marriage ban. Following Bondi’s opposition, Equality Florida, a civil rights organization that focuses on the issue of gay marriage, urged her to “stop defending discrimination,” claiming she was wasting taxpayers’ money.

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