Monday, July 28, 2014
A Florida State judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday on equal protection and due process grounds. The ruling mirrored the reasoning of other state and federal courts to strike down similar state bans, including the reasoning that the only purpose for such a law is discrimination and thus not a legitimate governmental purpose. The ruling has been stayed pending an appeal by Florida Attorney General.
See, Same-Sex Marriage: Florida Ruling Adds to List of Defeats for State Ban, The Guardian, July 25, 2014.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.