Wednesday, December 24, 2014

St. Augustine Gay Marriages Likely January 6, 2015

St. Johns County Clerk of Courts Cheryl Strickland has been advised by her lawyer to commence issuing wedding licenses to Gay or Lesbian couples on January 6, 2015 (absent any contrary opinion by the State Attorney General, Pamela Jo Bondi).

The advice from Attorney Geoffrey Dobson is in a legal memo that became a public record upon receipt.
Mr. Dobson's memo notes that there could be successful civil rights lawsuits in federal court for violating a known constitutional right -- a fact not noted by 1800-lawyer GREENBERG TRAURIG in its unconstitutional unlearned ukase last week.

Three cheers for Cheryl Strickland and Geoff Dobson! As then-Commissioner Donald W. Crichlow said March 24, 2014 in moving to provide equal pension benefits to Gay and Lesbian couples, "It's the right thing to do."

St. Johns County Clerk of Court Cheryl Strickland

Geoffrey Dobson, Counsel to St. Johns County Clerk of Court Cheryl Strickland

(HCN photos)

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