Six People File Lawsuits Against Florida's Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage
GAINESVILLE - Six people in Florida are filing lawsuits against Florida's constitutional ban on gay marriage - the first lawsuits since the ban was formalized in 2008.
It took almost six years for anyone to come forward against the ban and joe Antonelli with the Gainesville Community Alliance says that's because of the potential stigma that comes with it.
Joe Antonelli, Gainesville Community Alliance: "finding the right people to come forward is hard because it's a challenge to them on a daily basis, it's a challenge to them for their children and it's a challenge for someone to come forward and deal with the retribution and the negativity and some of the discrimination."
Advocates we spoke to say challenging the ban in the courts is strategic...it may be easier to win there rather than on the ballot.
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