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Authority to file amicus briefs in Florida marriage equality cases


The City of Orlando has been asked to join other Florida cities in supporting those who are seeking marriage equality in Florida by filing amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs explaining why lifting the gay marriage ban is good for cities.  There are currently four marriage equality cases pending in Florida. The City of Miami Beach Attorney’s office is expected to be the primary author of the briefs which include arguments that lifting the ban is good for the health and welfare of our citizens and employees to live in a non-discriminatory environment and that lifting the ban is positive for economic development and tourism. The briefs will not take a major time commitment and will be done in-house by our City Attorney’s office.



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Authorization for the City Attorney’s Office to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the City in Florida marriage equality cases

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Contact: Amy Iennaco
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