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Judge Won't Allow Gay Marriage to Start in the Keys Tomorrow

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Attorney General Pam Bondi
No wedding bells will ring for gay couples in the Florida Keys tomorrow.

Monroe County judge Luis Garcia ruled last week that Florida's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately filed to appeal the decision. Today Garcia refused to lift Bondi's stay, and the ban will remain in effect while the case works it way through the appeals process.

Aaron Huntsman, 44, and William Lee Jones, 43, a Key West couple for 11 years, had sued the Monroe County Clerk of Court when they were refused a marriage license. Garcia found in their favor and originally ruled that marriage licenses could be issued to gay couples in the county tomorrow.

Bondi's appeal, however, placed a stay on the decision. Bondi wants the issue to ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We're a little disappointed, but it was expected," Jones told Reuters. "I think it's all part of a strategy to get this going faster into the upper courts. We've been waiting 11 years to do this; a bit longer is not going to kill us."

A judge in a similar case involving six gay couples in Miami-Dade is also expected to release a ruling soon.

Garcia's decision isn't unusual. He cited that court decisions in favor of gay marriage in other states were put on hold while the cases worked their way through the appeal process.

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83 comments
Ray Grandon
Ray Grandon

Pedophilia[gay] is a brain disorder caused by mercury exposure so cure it to prevent child abuse as I blame the corrupt greedy governments for allowing way to much pollution and putting profits before people's health!!!

Stefano Alessio
Stefano Alessio

Since there is NO LEGAL BASIS for homosexual couples to marry (Requires a natural-born male wed to a natural-born female folks) her decision is based on the existing jurisprudence regarding the estate of marriage and is sound. The matter has NIENTE to do with the judge's heart, and everything to do with following the precise guidelines of existing law. News Flash: The underlying purpose of marrying is is to PRODUCE PROGENY, NOT to "pal around" legally.

Loretta Menth
Loretta Menth

She has too much time on her hands she needs a resk JOB

Loretta Menth
Loretta Menth

Omg we r all human and should be equal.God made us all.

Jeff Rab
Jeff Rab

She should not have that much power. She's a bitch!

Yvonne Crespo
Yvonne Crespo

Read the constitution fool. Says nothing about sex gender.

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

Somebody please fuck this bitch properly...she needs to get laid.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

All young studs, PLEASE PLEASE take Pam Bondi out on a date, if there was ever a girl who needs it more.......................LOL

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Who wants to run a train \U0001f682 on Pam Bondi?!?!?!? Yeeee!!!!

David Detweiler
David Detweiler

Fox news faithfuls....she s not thinking for herself...America would be 2x better country if Independent thinkers ran her.

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

I have no respect for stupid ass cunts...she's doing the same thing to Medical Marijuana

Viviana Otero
Viviana Otero

May I please punch this piece of garbage on the nose??

Delilah Bermudez Brataas
Delilah Bermudez Brataas

Someone tell this person, and the judges, that the people of FL have no right to vote on someone's rights. Majority or not, the right to marry who you want is as important as the right to free speech or religion. The court should throw out her appeal because it is irrelevant what she thinks, or what the majority thinks. The court's responsibility is to make sure everyone's rights are protected....

Muse TD
Muse TD

What an idiot. She doesn't understand love. She has been married 3 times! No clue. Bad karma for her....i see marriage #10 for her.

Michelle Jordan
Michelle Jordan

Didn't voters in this state vote against gay marriage? Isn't it her job to uphold what the voters want? If this is the case, why are people personally attacking her when she is doing her job? A job that must be done despite personal beliefs.

Feng Shui
Feng Shui

Pam BONDI you're wasting your time and money! Better you try to find LOVE because after being divorced many times clearly YOU are not the right person for this situation! See you in november girl!

Denia Castro
Denia Castro

Why does she even care, not like they're trying to Marry her

Mario Francisco Garcia
Mario Francisco Garcia

I'm all for traditional, Biblical marriage-- where we trade women for goats, get to have as many as wives and sex slaves as we want and treat them all like property. /sarcasm

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

Let's just vote these people out, or better yet, split the state!! If they can't represent ALL of Florida then explain how they are doing "their jobs"...ugh, I loathe Florida politics!!!

losada45
losada45

part of the "Scott" thing.  this is how she pledges allegiance to Mr. Clean.

Christian Wells
Christian Wells

Who cares- she'll lose anyway. The only thing she'll really accomplish is being an annoying horse's ass.

Jferever Dilligaf Gonz
Jferever Dilligaf Gonz

Pam Bondi is a bleach blond cuntrag......ignorant twat probably blew her way into office with the bullshit rhetoric she spews #moron #donotre_elect

Bryan Taylor
Bryan Taylor

People against gay marriage please don't get gay married assholes!

Bryan Taylor
Bryan Taylor

Tired of this twice divorced bitch telling me I shouldn't be allowed to marry.

dantevida
dantevida topcommenter

Pam Bondi failed at marriage more than once, so.....

Chris Banks
Chris Banks

Traditional marriage. One man, one women! No for gay marriage!

Tom Koyzis
Tom Koyzis

So someone married three times gets to decide?? That's messed up....

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