USA, Florida: Judge Denies Marriage Equality Lawsuit Intervention by Anti Gay Group

Written by scott on April 27th, 2014

FloridaA judge has told the Florida Family Policy Council that it will not be allowed to intervene in a marriage equality lawsuit in Florida.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal judge has rejected a motion by an anti-gay group which sought to intervene in two lawsuits challenging Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle on Thursday denied the request by the Florida Family Policy Council, which is seeking to preserve the constitutional ban, but said the group could file amicus briefs on the issues presented in the case. The Florida Family Policy Council was the leading anti-gay group that advocated for the amendment when it was approved by 62 percent of voters in 2008.

The group must instead file an amicus brief. No word yet on when the judge will hear the two cases.

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  1. Quite a bit more has been going in Florida to legalize equal rights for members of the state’s sexual minorities. See Report 38 in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: A Newsletter” (

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