U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. That is plain language and logically if it is unconstitutional in one county it is the same (unconstitutional) in all Florida counties. We are after all one state.
A conservative group on Tuesday sued a county clerk of courts, Orlando's mayor and a judge in an effort to stop them from helping same-sex couples get married in Florida this week. The lawsuits filed by the Florida Family Action, Inc. asked a judge to prevent the (public) officials from either officiating or issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting when Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is set to expire (Bradenton Herald)
I am no law expert, but I believed that those who initiate a lawsuit to stop something from happening must have "legal standing," -- that is, show that "they or someone they represent" will be significantly harmed or injured if the actions they oppose are allowed. Truly, I don't think they can show any significant harm or injury to "anyone" if same-sex couples in all of Florida are permitted to legally marry. As proof, I cite the already large number of states that allow same sex marriage and the obvious lack of harm done to any individuals.
The Florida Family Action group may choose to say that "the institution of marriage" is harmed, but they cannot and do not exclusively represent "the institution" of marriage either civilly or religiously. Their lawsuit should be thrown out and all counties should issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Sandra J. Gander