Looks like Florida may be next to announce court challenge to gay marriage ban! Maybe? (Update! Yes!)

via NBC Miami We may be going out a limb here, but given the recent pro-gay-marriage legal decisions handed out in Oklahoma and Utah – and with other states like Pennsylvania threatening to tip the scales to the point that a MAJORITY of the U.S. population will live in states where equal marriage is legal – we get the sense that a press conference announced this morning for tomorrow morning in Miami by Equality Florida and the National Center for Lesbian Rights could be more than another chant in favor of domestic partnership benefits. How's that? Well, it's headlined as "an announcement about marriage equality in Florida," so there's the tip. Also, a friend of ours at Equality Florida threw us an emoticon when we queried. OMG, YOU GUYS! We'll update you after the event tomorrow. Here's the press release:







WHO: Equality Florida, CEO Nadine Smith National Center for Lesbian Rights, Legal Director Shannon Minter   WHAT:          Historic announcement about marriage equality in Florida   WHEN:         Tuesday, January 21 @ 11 AM   WHERE:        1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (Old City Hall); 1st Floor LGBT Visitors Center   PARKING:     Municipal parking garage behind the building on 12th Street, just west of Washington Ave.   NOTE   Following the press conference, press materials, including video of the announcement and photos, will be posted at http://eqfl.org/pressprep.  This site will be updated as information becomes available.

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