It is no wonder that current societal views on same-sex marriage have forced the Courts to advance with the times. It is well recognized that the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized the fundamental right to marry. Yet, Florida refused to recognize same-sex marriages until the Northern District Court of Florida in Brenner v Scott, on August 21, 2014, issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the state from enforcing its bans and then stayed its injunction until stays are lifted in the three same-sex marriage cases then petitioning for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court–Bostic, Bishop, and Kitchen–and for 91 days thereafter, 999 F. Supp. 2d 1278, 1292-1293, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116684, 35, 25 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 11 (N.D. Fla. 2014).
It is sad that the Courts are not quite there yet as some cases are still pending. But, there is progress and hope that all fundamental right will be recognized one day is all states. –Mary A. Cosmo, Esq.