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There Are Rainbows In The Sunshine State Today As Gay-Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional

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Updated 07/17/2014 3:36pm
There Are Rainbows In The Sunshine State Today As Gay-Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional
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Ben Patton

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@CincyBen

It's not always sunshine and rainbows, but thanks to Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, Florida's gay-marriage ban has been ruled unconstitutional. According to the Human Rights Campaign website,  Judge Garcia wrote, “This court concludes that a citizen’s right to marry is a fundamental right that belongs to the individual.” The ruling was stayed until Tuesday, July 22, at which point same-sex couples in Monroe County can begin obtaining marriage licenses, unless a stay is requested by the state attorney general and granted by the state court of appeals or Florida Supreme Court." florida-monroe-blog450 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Legal Director Sarah Warbelow weighed in on the swing-states decision saying, “Today’s court ruling in Florida is further proof that America is ready for marriage equality nationwide." "Unfortunately, same-sex couples in a majority of states still don’t have the right to marry, creating a confusing patchwork of marriage laws across the country.  This is not only unsustainable, but it’s also unconstitutional,” she continued. HRC's website also states that "Same-sex couples can legally marry in nineteen states and the District of Columbia, while 31 states have a law or constitutional amendment restricting marriage to the union of one man and one woman." Learn more about this and other marriage equality cases at www.americansformarriageequality.org. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

       
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