Marriage Equality USA

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Current Status

  • Civil marriage equality in effect at the state level since January 2015. (Same-sex couples may legally marry.)
  • 1 case in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1 case in federal district court; 7 cases in state courts.


  • Unfortunately, proposed state legislation, SB 196 Families First, that would have provided most of the major state benefits of marriage to same-sex couples via Domestic Partnerships, died in the Judiciary Committee on 3 May 2013. 
  • A constitutional ban against same-sex marriages and civil unions was in force from 2008 to early 2015, per Florida Amendment 2.
  • 6 January 2015, marriage equality came to Florida! (Same-sex marriage ibecame legal.) Happy Congratulations from MEUSA!  
  • 6 January 2015, NCLR Directed AG Pam Bondi to Immediately Advise ALL State Agencies to Recognize Same-Sex Married Couples - via Equality Florida

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