Three judges in separate cases across Florida could rule any day on whether to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage.
Each case deals with different set of couples who want to get married in different counties, but the basic question is the same: Does Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage violate an individual’s right under the U.S. Constitution to equal protection?
Florida gay rights activists and their attorneys expect to win in all three courts.
“Literally any second now we could get rulings from the judges in one or more of those cases,” said Mary Meeks, an Orlando attorney helping represent six gay couples in the Miami-Dade County case.
Just six years ago, in 2008, 62 percent of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment, banning same-sex marriage.