In a momentous decision this morning, Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel ruled that same-sex marriages can commence immediately! Couples are exercising their right to marry as we speak!
“In the big picture, does it really matter whether or not I lift the stay or leave it until tomorrow?” she asked at the hearing in downtown Miami. “I’m lifting the stay.”
It's a poetic result in a fight we started in Miami-Dade County: the freedom to marry in Florida has arrived in our backyard FIRST! We congratulate the plaintiffs, community members and fellow organizations that helped achieve this amazing win for equality.
In light of today's decision, we will perform marriages at our commemorative event tomorrow.
Join us to RENEW YOUR VOWS or GET MARRIED!
Longtime LGBT attorney & activist Liz Schwartz, as well as attorney & federal plaintiff Richard Milstein, will be on hand to officiate marriages.
If you would like to marry as part of our ceremony, YOU MUST bring your marriage license, photo ID, and premarital course waiver.