Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics and Florida Department of Health has provided all the clerks of the state with the new forms with gender-neutral fields.
Earlier this year, a federal court recognized the equal marriage ban as unconstitutional despite opposition led by Attorney General Pam Bondi. This opposition whose cost would amount to $500,000 they refuse to pay.
«It’s ludicrous. Quite frankly, the state vigorously litigated this. Now they’re saying, «We lost, but we don’t want to pay»,» Elizabeth White, a Jacksonville civil rights attorney, said.