A Florida judge will hear arguments on July 2 in a lawsuit challenging Florida's ban on gay marriage.

Judge Sarah Zabel of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami will preside over the hearing.

Florida voters in 2008 approved Amendment 2, which prohibits the state from recognizing the relationships of gay couples with civil unions or marriage.

Plaintiffs in the case – six gay couples and Equality Florida Institute – are being represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the law firm Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

“Today the majority of Floridians stand with us, as there is no reasonable argument for discrimination against our families,” Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida Institute, said in a statement. “Throughout the nation, courts have ruled that these harmful laws are outdated and out of step, and we believe that equality and justice will prevail in Florida, as well.”

The lawsuit argues that Florida's laws barring same-sex couples from marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.

According to a 2012 Washington Post poll, a majority (54%) of Floridians support marriage equality, while 33 percent remain opposed.