Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stop Delaying Marriage Equality

After 4 Florida judges have ruled that Florida’s ban on gay & lesbian marriage is unconstitutional, homophobe Attorney General Pam Bondi wants the Florida Appeals Courts to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules. Attorney General Bondi filed 2 motions on Friday in a state appeals court requesting a freeze on appeals of cases concerning the state's anti gay constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida stated, "Apparently Florida’s attorney general has run out of arguments in her attempt to defend the indefensible. Now that four Florida judges have ruled that Florida’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional, Attorney General Bondi is claiming that it should decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a clear attempt to delay resolution on an issue the majority of Floridians support. There is no certainty when or even if the Supreme Court will take a marriage case & while AG Bondi delays, thousands of Florida families are denied the security & protections that come with the freedom to marry. We agree on one thing. Bondi should stop wasting taxpayer dollars. We call on her to take the position of nine other attorneys general who have chosen not to defend an unjust law. Either end the appeals, or urge the Florida Supreme Court to take the matter up right away. There is no need to wait any longer. Florida families are hurting right now & the only thing standing in the way of immediate relief is the State of Florida." This week both Utah & Oklahoma also asked the US Supreme Court to decide on this issue.
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