Florida asks Supreme Court to decide in gay marriage cases
The US state of Florida has asked for no further rulings to be made on its same-sex marriage ban, until the US Supreme Court makes a broader decision.
Two motions were filed by the state’s Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday, requestion a freeze on appeals of cases concerning her state’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban.
The ban was approved by voters in 2008.
Despite that four state courts have found Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, no marriage licences are being issued to same-sex couples whilst appeals by Bondi are active.
Bondi argued that further state proceedings were a waste of resources, and that the Supreme Court should decide on the issue.
South Florida Judge Diana Lewis only ruled regarding a specific probate case in which a Pennsylvania man, who died in March, left his estate to a man whom he married in Delaware.
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