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Friday July 31st, 2015 1:29PM

Fla. wants US Supreme Court to decide gay marriage

By The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage.<br /> <br /> Attorney General Pam Bondi filed two motions on Friday in a state appeals court, requesting a freeze on appeals of cases concerning the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Voters approved the amendment in 2008.<br /> <br /> Judges in four Florida counties have overturned the ban, but no marriage licenses are being issued because Bondi has appealed each case.<br /> <br /> Bondi says the state will defer to the Supreme Court and that any further state proceedings are a waste of judicial resources. Utah and Oklahoma this week asked the Supreme Court to decide the issue.
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