The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday was asked to review a case challenging the state's ban on gay marriage.

Plaintiffs in the case are two Tampa women who married in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize marriage for gay couples in 2004. A Hillsborough County judge denied Mariama and Keiba Shaw's request for a divorce, citing the state's ban on recognizing such unions, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The Second District Court of Appeal refused an appeal in the case, saying it should go directly to the state's highest court.

“Resolution of the constitutional questions will no doubt impact far more individuals than the two involved here,” the appeals court wrote. “And there can be little doubt that until the constitutional questions are finally resolved by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court, there will be a great impact on the proper administration of justice in Florida.”

Voters in 2008 overwhelmingly approved the state's constitutional amendment excluding gay couples from marriage. But increasingly voters have expressed buyer's remorse, with 56 percent of Floridians saying they support marriage equality.

Five judges, including a federal judge, have in recent weeks declared the state's ban invalid.

UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that the Florida Supreme Court had agreed to take up the case. While the court has opened a case file, Craig Waters, a court spokesman, said the case could still be rejected.