And now it's Florida \o/
July 17, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
Monroe County Circuit Judge, Luis Garcia, has ruled that a provision in the Florida Constitution that outlaws same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
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As of Tuesday, couples can only marry in Monroe County. Marriages will begin on Tuesday to avoid a run on the License Bureau, according to Garcia's ruling. Monroe County includes the Florida Keys.
Garcia wrote "The court is aware that the majority of voters oppose same-sex marriage, but it is our country's proud history to protect the rights of the individual, the rights of the unpopular and the rights of the powerless, even at the cost of offending the majority," Garcia wrote in his decision. "Whether it is ... when Nazi supremacists won the right to march in Skokie, Illinois, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood; or when a black woman wanted to marry a white man in Virginia; or when black children wanted to go to an all-white school, the Constitution guarantees and protects ALL of its citizens from government interference with those rights."