The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi82° Sunny

Tonight

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo63° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi90° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi88° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo60° Slight Chc Showers

Florida judge overturns state’s ban on gay marriage

Send to Kindle
Print This

FLORIDA — Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida’s 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders be allowed to wed but not before Tuesday.

“The court is aware that the majority of voters oppose same-sex marriage, but it is our country’s proud history to protect the rights of the individual, the rights of the unpopular and rights of the powerless, even at the cost of offending the majority,” Garcia wrote in his opinion, released about 1 p.m. Thursday.

View my options or Sign in