Written by: Morgan Watkins
The Alachua County Commission has joined the city of Gainesville and other local governments in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief filed in various marriage equality cases in Florida involving the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
The Gainesville City Commission decided to join in the amicus curiae brief in October, and the County Commission followed suit Tuesday. (The friend-of-the-court brief was included as an item on the county’s consent agenda.)
Gainesville was the first municipality in North Florida to sign onto it and, according to an Equality Florida news release , Alachua County is the first county in North Florida to do so.