Orlando and Miami Beach will file a
friend of the court brief in a lawsuit challenging Florida's ban on
Orlando's city council on Monday
approved Mayor Buddy Dyer's proposal to support plaintiffs in the
A federal judge is scheduled to hear
arguments in the lawsuit next month.
Lawmakers approved a law limiting
marriage to heterosexual couples nearly two decades ago. Voters in
2008 approved a constitutional amendment reinforcing the ban.
Last week, commissioners in Fort
Lauderdale approved a non-binding resolution in support of marriage
equality. The measure was sponsored by openly gay Commissioner Dean
“If we're truly going to be an
All-American city, we have to be a city for all Americans,”
Lauderdale approves marriage equality resolution.)