A Broward judge rules Florida's gay marriage ban and its refusal to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
He joins judges from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
The judge issued a stay on his ruling, anticipating Florida attorney general Pam Bondi to appeal.
Attorneys are combining the Miami-Dade and Monroe cases and asking to go straight to the Florida Supreme Court.
Bondi has until Thursday to respond to the request.
A Broward judge rules that Florida must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, thereby deeming Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The ruling comes after Heather Brassner filed a lawsuit to divorce a woman she married in Vermont in order to marry her new girlfriend.
This is the third time in recent weeks a judge rules against Florida's same-sex marriage ban.
The Broward judge immediately stayed his decision pending a state appeal.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has appealed the other two rulings in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties, triggering an automatic stay that prevents the issuing of marriage to same-sex couples in those counties.
(PHOTO: JEWEL SAMAD / 2013 AFP)