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Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban To Remain In Effect During Appeals Process

Last Friday morning, a local couple went downtown to Jacksonville’s Clerk of Courts office with a request they say they’d been waiting years to make —  a marriage license.

Their move came after a Monroe County judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Yesterday, there were new developments in Florida’s fight over same-sex marriage. As of this morning, the state’s same-sex marriage ban remains in effect while it is appealed, perhaps all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gregory Pingree, professor with Florida Coastal School of Law, joined Melissa Ross with more on the latest developments.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.