The State of Florida has appealed the victorious ruling in SAVE and the ACLU's federal marriage equality case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's sad, given how hard Governor Scott, his appointees, and Attorney General Bondi have fought to keep loving and committed couples from getting married and having their marriages recognized in Florida, that they would keep up this dead-end fight. And with just weeks until the ruling is scheduled to go into effect, it's especially disappointing.
Florida families have waited long enough for the end of a ban that a federal court has declared unconstitutional. Since October, the Supreme Court has refused all requests to stay rulings striking down the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in other states.
We are hopeful they will do the same here so that loving couples and their children can get the protections for which they have waited so long. We won't stop until we've won the rights we deserve.