Hundreds of first responders, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, cities, states and businesses have filed or will file amicus briefs this week to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit urging the court to end Florida’s same-sex marriage ban, per a Georgia Equality press release. Georgia and Alabama are part of the 11th Circuit and such a ruling would be binding in those states.
Among the major national companies signing briefs supporting the ending of the ban:
Delta Air Lines
Deutsche Bank AG
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
Levi Strauss & Co.
Sun Life Financial
The brief also includes dozens of small businesses across Florida, Georgia and Alabama, cities and counties in Florida, more than 200 religious leaders and clergy and more than 200 first responders and law enforcement from Florida.
“The overwhelming and diverse support for the freedom to marry seen in these briefs filed in the 11th Circuit shows that Georgia, Florida and Alabama are ready for the freedom to marry,” said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, in the press release. “We are incredibly excited for those who will be able to marry in Florida in January, but are ready to see marriage for all, regardless of where you live and who you love.”