Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling: Gay rights groups to rally in West Palm Beach
12:43 PM, Jun 26, 2013
4:56 PM, Jun 26, 2013
Gay rights groups around Florida plan to rally Wednesday evening following today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In a separate case the justices cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
On Clematis Street at the West Palm Beach City Center Plaza, several gay rights organizations plan to hold a rally.
The Palm Beach County National Organization for Women will attend the rally, so will the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and Equality Florida.
So what does it mean for gay couples who were legally married in another state and now live in Florida.
"It's going to mean that there's going to be a lot more litigation and a lot more issues. Couples who were legally married in New York decided to come down here to Florida and establish residence, because Florida doesn't recognize gay and lesbian marriages, they may think that Florida will be their vacation home, so they can go to New York, make a residence there again and have all of the benefits. There still are a lot of unanswered questions, especially with people moving around back and forth," said
President of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Rand Hoch.
The rally in West Palm Beach is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.