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Motion To Lift Stay On Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban Denied: VIDEO

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A motion asking Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has been denied, reports CBS Miami.

The motion was filed by Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones.

Last week, Garcia ruled that the 2008 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory and violates gay people’s right to equal treatment under the law.

However, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who in May asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages, filed a notice of appeal, staying the ruling.

Agreeing with Bondi, Garcia wrote:

“Based on decisions of the United States Supreme Court and other courts to stay proceedings in similar challenges, this court DENIES the Emergency Motion. The automatic stay, currently in place, shall remain in place until completion of appellate proceedings or until further order of the Court.”

Speaking to CBS Miami regarding his concerns about same-sex marriage, Auxiliary Bishop of Miami Peter Baldacchino said "our fear is that the implications of tampering with the language of marriage will have far-reaching implications that can hurt especially the vulnerable."

However, remaining positive, Huntsman said "whether is happens to tomorrow or if it doesn't, it's going to happen."

Watch the CBS Miami report on Garcia's ruling, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. "our fear is that the implications of tampering with the language of marriage will have far-reaching implications that can hurt especially the vulnerable."
    It is just the language. Where is God?
    Language has involved in the past. How any evolution can hurt anyone? These faithful sometimes seem to be speaking a language which is devoid of meaning and logic.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 22, 2014 8:30:31 AM

  2. Whenever they issue a stay in these things it always feels like a slap in the face. The court's decision says, "Yes, we realize that this is discrimination and unconstitutional," then the stay comes along and says, "but we can wait on that."

    Posted by: tom.kitten | Jul 22, 2014 8:43:53 AM

  3. Things have to run their course to get the most durable (and least "challengeable") solution. The President has demonstrated the wisdom of this perspective repeatedly in his conduct of various aspects of policy, foreign and domestic. The long and the short of it is, let all who would contend against us say and do everything they have to say and do so that when they get blown out of the water, the precedent set will be so broad that that will be the end of it. Though it can be grueling and feel like a set-back - even a "slap-in the face, it really is the best way.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Jul 22, 2014 8:51:38 AM

  4. Is it just me or does it seem like the other side such as this archbishop and the governor yesterday, has been reduced to spewing indecipherable babble?

    Posted by: Ready | Jul 22, 2014 8:55:23 AM

  5. ...and Canada continues to LAUGH at Merikkka

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jul 22, 2014 9:28:06 AM

  6. Judge Garcia is a STATE judge, not a Federal judge.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 22, 2014 9:47:59 AM

  7. @ Ready... YES! I thought the very same; silly pseudo-babble. I'm always so aggravated that the interviewers accept it instead of asking JUST ONE follow up question that would draw into sharp focus what a bunch of baloney they spew.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jul 22, 2014 10:37:42 AM

  8. ready... yes, thought the same. i am afraid of something i don't understand. i can't elucidate it, but my fears should be enough to deny the civil rights of millions of people. what? and what vulnerable population, the kids you haven't convinced that they are worthless or worse in the eyes of your god? arrgghhh

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jul 22, 2014 11:42:11 AM

  9. "Auxiliary Bishop of Miami"

    Whose bishop? OH wait... only one religion is arrogant enough to think it's the only one.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 22, 2014 12:07:29 PM

  10. Wow. I didn't know I'd already seen Gov Scott on YouTube...

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 22, 2014 12:52:55 PM

  11. I do not agree with same sex marriages at all.God did not intend for Adam and Adam or Eve and Eve to get together as a union.If they want to be together and live together that is there business but please do not make it seem alright to get married.Marriage is a bond between a man and a woman in Holy matrimony .What is holy about two same sex people getting married.Move to the states that have already made it legal in there eyes.I will never see it as alright and hopefully Florida will not either.

    Posted by: Lile | Jul 26, 2014 10:31:25 AM

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