On August 5, she ruled that Simpson was entitled to be recognized as Bangor's surviving spouse, and that Florida's constitutional and statutory provisions prohibiting this recognition were unconstitutional as applied to this case. Six years ago, Bondi told a campaign rally of tea party activists at a park in St.
The state Attorney General was not represented.
Retrieved January 2, Attorneys for conservative groups hailed the ruling by U. Past lawbreakers must be crime-free for at least five years before they can petition the state to have their rights restored — a process that can take up to a decade.
Scott; Grimsley v. Heavilin stayed enforcement of its decision pending appeal and the stay expired on January 6, Retrieved December 19, On January 1,Judge Hinkle clarified his order after one defendant, the Washington County Clerk, inquired whether he was ordering her to issue more than the one marriage license specified in his preliminary injunction.
Although there is no statewide recognition of domestic partnerships, more than half of the population of Florida lives in counties or cities that recognize domestic partnerships. The North Region Courthouse is at W.
Miami-Dade County. The suit was organized by Equality Florida.
State ruling reversed In another gay marriage ruling yesterday, the Louisiana Supreme Court unanimously reinstated an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September. After the state enacted tougher rules, overdose deaths from prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone fell by almost 1, cases in just two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last year, a federal bankruptcy judge in Washington state ruled the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional when a lesbian couple sought to file for bankruptcy as a heterosexual couple would. The state Attorney General was not represented. Among the cases that fizzled in Florida were those against Accretive Health, a hospital bill collector put out of business in Minnesota for six years for abusive practices; Bridgepoint Education, a for-profit online school that Iowa's attorney general said engaged in "unconscionable" sales practices; and online reservation firms, including Travelocity and Priceline, which allegedly withheld taxes on hotel rooms booked in the state.