PRESS RELEASE: Equality Florida's Statement on Attorney's Motion to Lift Stay in Monroe County.
STATEMENT FROM EQUALITY FLORIDA RE ATTORNEYS’ MOTION TO LIFT THE STAY ON OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN MONROE COUNTY, FL
From Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida:
ATTORNEYS FILE MOTION TO LIFT STAY IN MONROE COUNTY MARRIAGE EQUALITY CASE
(July 21, 2014) -- Attorneys for Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones filed a motion with Judge Luis Garcia today, asking the court to lift the automatic stay effected by the appeal filed by Attorney General Pam Bondi.
On July 17 the court had ordered the Monroe County clerk to begin issuance of marriage licenses. The Court’s order provided that the Monroe County Clerk can begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on July 22, 2014.
The case was brought by Key West residents Aaron Hunstman and William Lee Jones. They are represented by Bernadette Restivo of the law firm Restivo, Reilly & Vigil-Farinas LLC.
View motion here: bit.ly/1qX9msm