Posted October 14, 2019 06:13:22After years of legal battles, a pair of black couples are legally wed in Florida after being together for more than 30 years.
They’re married by a local court clerk, but are only legally married if their partners are legally white.
The couple is not legally separated.
They’re the first in the nation to be legally wed by a clerk in Florida.
The first legally married couples in Florida were married in 2001.
But for some people, the ceremony is a little bit of a surprise.
A black couple from South Florida, who are legally married by the clerk, says the ceremony was a little awkward.
“It’s a little different for us, because you don’t know who is going to be there,” said Brittany Jones, the wife of a South Florida pastor.
“You have no idea.
I mean, I’m not going to sit there and wait for that white man to be here to bless me,” she said.”
I feel like I should have known that the clerk is white, because it’s kind of like we were married at the beginning, right?”
Jones said she was married in a church.
“You don’t have to wait to find out.”
The couple say the clerk’s wife is black and he is white.
They have been together for 30 years, and both have children.
But in a letter to the Florida Supreme Court, Jones and her husband said their ceremony was not a ceremony at all.
“We have not requested to have the clerk be a part of this marriage,” the letter reads.
“In fact, you are not required to perform any ceremony in the state of Florida.
We believe that the State of Florida is a ‘free’ state, that marriage is a legal union, and that any law or policy that may be passed by the State should be interpreted in light of the Constitution.”
In an interview with ABC News, Jones said she doesn’t understand why the ceremony wasn’t conducted at the church where she was wed.
“How would I be able to perform the ceremony if they didn’t have a license to perform weddings, and if the ceremony isn’t going to take place at a church,” she asked.
The judge in charge of the case, Judge William Hogg, did not comment on the legal issues.
“This is a very unusual case,” said Roberta Kallstrom, a spokeswoman for the South Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The courts are looking into the legal implications of the state’s marriage laws, which do not require a marriage license for couples of color to be wed,” Kallquist said.
“They are looking at the constitutionality of Florida’s marriage law and the impact it has on all of us as a state.”
This is the first legally gay marriage in Florida, according to the state, and is the latest to see a white couple marry in a same-sex ceremony.
The Supreme Court of South Florida issued a ruling in 2016 that said there is no state constitutional right to same-gender marriage.
The Florida Supreme Courts has previously ruled that same-gendered marriages are valid, but have ruled on other questions.
In April, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a gay couple in Hawaii that won a battle to have their marriage recognized in that state.
The case was brought by two gay couples who had been forced to split their time in Hawaii due to the country’s ban on same-dealing.