Florida Officials Appeal Ruling That Declared Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
Written by: Tony Merevick
State officials in Florida filed appeals Thursday to a federal court ruling that found the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional.
LGBT advocates and marriage equality proponents had urged Republican Gov. Rick Scott to leave the Aug. 21 ruling unopposed in court. With no appeal in the cases, Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott, advocates had hoped same-sex couples would be able to marry in the state as soon as later this month.
Attorneys at the ACLU of Florida, which brought one of the cases to court condemned Scott’s ultimate decision to appeal the ruling, saying continuing to bar same-sex couples from marrying harms families.