Last week, Federal Judge Robert L. Hinkle clarified his ruling in Brenner v. Scott to state, definitively, that the U.S. Constitution requires Florida clerks of court to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This has brought great jubilation that marriage equality is finally recognized in Florida. Clerks throughout the state (including in my own Hillsborough County) have begun issuing marriage licenses, and some even have officiated over marriages.
However, is same-sex marriage yet completely equal in Florida? Is it recognized for all purposes in Florida, including for purposes of dissolving that marriage?