Opponents of the Ruling Are Still Looking for Change
Recently, in Texas, Representative Dan Flynn has challenged the ruling's
legality overall. He believes that it cannot be considered official law
until it specifies just where funds for government benefits of same-sex
married couples originates. If his argument gains a following and is found
valid, it is likely that other state lawmakers will adopt it.
Another ongoing story is coming out of Florida, where a group of pastors
are pushing for legislation that would protect their rights as clergymen.
The proposed bill, known as the Pastor Protection Act, aims to shield
religious individuals and institutions from any federal retaliation for
refusing to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. Ultimately,
they would like to ensure that they do not lose their tax-exempt status
for acting on their own personal beliefs.
Making Sense of All That is Going On
Despite the controversy and lively debates, there are no immediate changes
to the Supreme Court's ruling on the horizon. The newfound marriage
and divorce rights of same-sex couples all across America are seemingly
on solid ground. With that said, if you live in Florida and need help
with a family law issue that could have been affected by the ruling,
contact Bogle Law today. Our Charlotte County family law attorneys have been supporting families
in all manners of legal issues, including
child custody, and
alimony payments. Start understanding your legal options with a
free case evaluation with our firm.