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Florida Judge Rules State Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:47:02 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- A Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judge ruled on Friday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

According to the Miami Herald, the ruling is the second in eight days to declare the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Judge Sarah Zabel said the ban violated equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is expected to file for a stay to prevent marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples while she appeals the ruling.

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