This week’s (Jan. 21)announcement that six Florida gay and lesbian couples were going to court to try to reverse the state ban on same-sex marriage has its roots in the 2008 election.
That was when Amendment Two passed, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
That’s when Equality Florida began looking at the court system as a strategy.
Equality Florida is the state’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues.
When last June’s U.S Supreme Court decision offered nothing for states with no legal gay marriage, the effort really took off.
Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer discusses what it took to get to this point.