The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. She noted that under Florida Supreme Court precedent she needed to apply rational basis review to laws discriminating against homosexuality, but suggested the Florida Supreme Court revisit the question of the appropriate level of scrutiny on appeal.
The spouses then entered into the collaborative divorce process, came to a full settlement agreement, and presented that agreement to the judge to ratify as part of a final judgment of divorce. Enlarge this image. Retrieved February 3,
The decision affirmed growing public support in the U. Jack Markell holds up legislation on May 7,allowing same-sex couples to wed in the state. Fourteen couples and two widowers challenged the bans. On January 15,Mariama Shaw, a Tampa woman who had married her wife in Massachusettsfiled a petition for dissolution of her marriage in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida.
Hinkle explained that his order applied only to the specific circumstances presented by the plaintiffs seeking relief, but that all Florida clerks should understand from his ruling that the U.
Zarda — Supreme Court pending. Share This. Supreme Court 's ruling in Obergefell v. Florida has a strong public policy against disinheriting spouses. This is a complex area of law, beyond the scope of this article. Transgender military service ban. Any existing state bans against the constitutionality of gay marriage are considered overturned by the Supreme Court — meaning all states will legally perform and recognize same-sex marriages.
Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico City , in certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. Enlarge this image. Florida began allowing same-sex marriages after a federal judge struck down the state's ban.