USA, Florida: Six Same Sex Couples File Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Written by scott on January 22nd, 2014

Florida From SpaceAnd in other Florida news, a new lawsuit is brewing for marriage equality.

Edge Boston reports:

Six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami Tuesday seeking the freedom to marry. The lawsuit argues that Florida’s laws barring same-sex couples from marriage violate the United States Constitution by denying them the legal protections and equal dignity that having the freedom to marry provides. The couples are from Miami and the surrounding area. Four of the couples are raising children, and another couple has an adult child and two grandchildren. The couples are: Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello; Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price; Vanessa and Melanie Alenier; Todd and Jeff Delmay; Summer Greene and Pamela Faerber; and Don Price Johnston and Jorge Isaias Diaz. They are represented by the law firm Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz, attorney Mary B. Meeks, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

So will the lawsuit render the initiative Ned’s talking about obsolete?

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