A Florida judge refuses to lift a stay preventing gay marriage in Monroe County pending an appeal from the state’s attorney general. As GaySocialites.com reported first last week, Judge Luis Garcia ruled that the state’s ban same sex marriage is unconstitutional.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday prohibiting federal agencies and their contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers. With this order, Obama hopes to expand LGBT rights in the work place.
According to Bloomberg News,
A judge ruled that the Florida gay marriage ban is unconstitutional on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean same sex couples in the state will be rushing down the aisle any time soon.
Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County ruled that a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Florida violates the United States Constitution.
A recent survey by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation on Tuesday. As it turns out, a lot less people identify as gay or bi-sexual than other reports show.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked United States Attorney General Eric Holder for his help getting recognition for gay marriages that were performed before an appeals court issued a stay on a previous order that declared Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
According to the Associated Press,