Fla. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Challenged In Federal Court

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 9:16 PM EST) -- The state of Florida was hit with a lawsuit in Florida federal court Thursday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s laws that void or refuse to recognize same-sex marriages that were officiated in other states or countries.

Two Tallahassee-based men who have been together for 26 years and lawfully married in Canada in 2009 alleged in the Feb. 27 complaint that Florida’s laws deprive legally married same-sex spouses of their constitutional rights.

The plaintiffs said they seek to apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in U.S....
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