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Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage
First Published Aug 27 2014 11:26 am • Last Updated Aug 27 2014 11:26 am

Tallahassee, Fla. • Florida’s highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state’s ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

A majority of judges with the state’s 2nd District of Appeal on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to "great public importance."

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The ruling is connected to a divorce case involving a same-sex couple who had been married in Massachusetts. Their petition to dissolve their marriage was rejected by a Florida judge who noted that state law does not recognize gay marriage.

Voters approved the ban in 2008.

But judges in four Florida counties — Palm Beach, Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward— have overturned the ban. Last week a federal judge also overturned the ban. No marriage licenses have been issued so far.




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