TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 5, 2015

Florida today became the 36th state to allow same-sex marriages, as two state court judges in Dade and Monroe counties ordered clerks to start issuing licenses to same-sex couples. Licenses are expected to be issued across the state tomorrow morning, under an order by a federal trial judge. In the wave of court rulings following the Supreme Court’s July 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor, this is the first time that same-sex marriages will be allowed for an entire state even though there is as yet no ruling that is binding statewide — by any federal or state court. SCOTUSBlog has more.