(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Same-sex couples in Florida could get married as soon as next month after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to issue a stay.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi had filed for a stay while awaiting an appeal hearing before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court, however, decided by a 7-2 margin not to grant the stay. Justices Scalia and Thomas dissented, saying that they would have granted the application for a stay.
In a statement on Friday night, Bondi said that "regardless of the ruling it has always been our goal to have uniformity throughout Florida until the final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage."
Despite her application for a stay being denied, Bondi said that "the Supreme Court has now spoken, and the stay will end on January 5."
It's not clear whether Florida clerks will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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