Florida AG Pam Bondi won’t say if she’ll keep fighting marriage equality

Pam Bondi

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is not giving clear answers on whether she will keep up a legal battle over the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Pam BondiAP

Pam Bondi

A federal judge ruled last year that Florida’s voter-approved ban is unconstitutional. Bondi’s office has appealed the ruling.

But U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle stayed the effect of his ruling until Jan. 5. Same sex couples have now started getting married throughout the state.

Bondi was sworn into a second term on Tuesday. After the ceremony, she said her top attorneys are still reviewing whether to continue the state’s appeal.

Bondi said she still wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case and rule on whether state bans on gay marriage are legal. Bondi said she wants marriage laws to be uniform.

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