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Broward County Commissioners look to block funds for defending same-sex marriage ban

In Florida, Broward County Commissioners have not only unanimously passed a resolution in support of same-sex marriage, they are now looking for legal ways to block sending any funds to the Tallahassee that could be used to fight marriage equality:

Along with approving the resolution decision unanimously, county commissioners are also asking the county attorney to research ways to withhold funding to Tallahassee that is used in the appeals process. The county commissioners do not want to waste taxpayer money fighting gay marriage. Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter said, “We want to show that opposition not just by submitting a resolution, but by withholding our donor county dollars that are quite frankly right now going to Tallahassee to fund this appeal process with which we are adamantly opposed.”

After appealing the recent rulings by South Florida judges, commissioners fear that Bondi will shelf the issue until the United States Supreme Court rules again. “The United States Supreme Court, they’re going to be the body who make this decision, and then we will have uniformity throughout the country,” said Bondi.

However, some commissioners are not sure that waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court would result in simplicity. “The problem with that is there is no guarantee that the United States Supreme Court is ever going to undertake this matter,” said Kiar.

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