Florida AG wants high court ruling on same-sex marriage

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Written by: Gary Fineout

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has repeatedly called it her duty to defend the state's ban on gay marriage, now wants the state's highest court to decide whether the constitutional amendment is legal.

Bondi's office filed a request late Monday with the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami that asks the court to immediately send two consolidated cases to the Florida Supreme Court for a decision. In both cases, judges declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

This marks a turnabout for Bondi, who this summer opposed a similar suggestion. The move also could speed up the timing of final decision.

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