A new lawsuit challenging part of Florida’s ban on gay marriage has been filed in a federal district court in Tallahassee.
The ACLU of Florida is representing 8 same-sex couples who say their U.S. constitutional rights are being violated because Florida doesn’t recognize their out-of-state marriages. The lawsuit names Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and two other state officials as defendants.
This follows on the heels of another lawsuit filed in Miami in January also challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit are seeking the right to marry in Florida. The ban is a state law approved by Florida voters in 2008.