Will Florida Overturn Ban On Same-Sex Marriage?

Tampa and St. Petersburg are joining a growing number of Florida cities that support lawsuits seeking to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“I support gay marriage,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said last week.

“This is about fundamental fairness,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “Several courts have already weighed in and indicated that the state law was not constitutional. I personally am hoping that decision gets upheld. I find it to be an incredible waste of taxpayers’ dollars that the state continues to fight this.”

For Buckhorn — though not Kriseman — this is a change in position.

St. Petersburg and Tampa are joining Orlando, Broward County, Wilton Manors and Biscayne Park in the discussion throughout the state of Florida to overturn this ban.

For more on this story, visit Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times.