Same-sex marriage in Florida - Wikipedia 2015 - chapter 741; section 741.212 - Statutes & Constitution
741.212 Marriages between persons of the same sex.—
Furthermore, a state court ruling in Pareto v. Ruvin allowed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses in Miami-Dade County on the afternoon of January 5, 2015. In another state case challenging the state's denial of marriage rights to same-sex, a Monroe County court in Huntsman v. Heavilin stayed enforcement of its decision pending appeal. Other lawsuits in state court have sought recognition of an individual same-sex marriage with varying results.
The state banned same-sex marriage by statute in 1977 and added a prohibition on the recognition of marriages from other jurisdictions in 1997. Voters approved an amendment that banned both same-sex marriage and civil unions on 2008. The state also imposes criminal penalties on any court clerk who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple