Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday appealed several of the cases which have struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.

Four state judges and a federal judge have ruled the ban, approved by voters in 2008, invalid.

The state argued that Florida has the right to define marriage and that voters, not courts, should have the final say on the issue.

In one filing, Bondi argues that the issue is not whether prohibiting gay couples from marrying is a good policy for the state.

“Florida's marriage laws satisfy the deferential rational-basis standard,” the brief states. “Rational-basis review is not about 'the wisdom, fairness, or logic of legislative choices.' … The question is not whether the policy is a good one; the question is whether the challenged legislation rationally relates to a legitimate state interest. … Moreover, a state has 'no obligation to produce evidence to sustain the rationality of a statutory classification.'”

Judges in four Florida counties – Palm Beach, Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward – have sided with plaintiffs. Federal Judge Robert L. Hinkle declared the ban unconstitutional on August 21.

Bondi, a Republican, has previously stated that she's just doing her job in defending the ban.