A fourth state judge has declared Florida's gay marriage ban invalid.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Diana Lewis on Tuesday ordered the state to recognize the out-of-state marriage of W. Jason Simpson.

Simpson married Frank Bangor, who owned property in Florida, in Delaware.

Simpson asked Lewis to recognize the marriage so he could be recognized as a personal representative of his late husband's estate.

Lewis did not stay the ruling, but according to Equality Florida, the state's largest LGBT rights advocate, the ruling only applies to Simpson or these specific circumstances. Therefore gay and lesbian couples in Palm Beach County remain barred from seeking marriage licenses.

The decision comes a day after a Broward County judge struck down the state's marriage ban. Similar rulings have been issued in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. At least four additional cases are making their way through state and federal courts.