Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


January 1, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Statement Regarding Judge Hinkle’s Order

TALLAHASSEE, Fla—Following significant public confusion about the federal-court injunction, the court today granted the clerk of court’s request for clarification. In the order, the court specified that the injunction does not require a clerk to issue licenses to same-sex couples other than the plaintiffs, but the court stated that "a clerk of court may follow the ruling, even for marriage-license applicants who are not parties to this case." Attorney General Bondi’s statement is as follows:

"This office has sought to minimize confusion and uncertainty, and we are glad the Court has provided additional guidance. My office will not stand in the way as clerks of court determine how to proceed."