Florida District Court of Appeal asks state Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage issue

Florida District Court of Appeal asks state Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage issue

Ignoring the request of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to hold on all things “same-sex marriage” until SCOTUS has it’s eventual say, the state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal has asked the state Supreme Court to rule on a Hillsborough County divorce case involving a same-sex couple seeking a divorce.

From Equality Florida:

“Today, the 2nd District Court of Appeal (DCA) in Tampa, Florida has requested that the Florida Supreme Court take up the issue of marriage equality right away,” said Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida.

“This is what we’ve been asking for all along. We’re thrilled that the 2nd DCA agrees that marriage equality is an issue of such urgency and importance that it should be elevated directly to the Florida Supreme Court. We hope that the 3rd DCA in Miami will follow suit and request that the marriage cases pending before them also be moved directly to the Florida Supreme Court. We need a final resolution, not another appeal, because every day this discriminatory ban remains in place causes significant and irreparable harm to our families.”

After four rulings in favor of marriage equality in Florida, AG Bondi stated that she prefers to “hold” on any appeals in those cases until the US Supreme Court addresses the issue… someday.