Jacksonville – The lawyers who won Florida’s same-sex marriage battle want the state to pay their legal fees accrued from the case.
One legal team out of Jacksonville is asking for more than $450,000. Another legal team is filing soon. They have yet to say how much they will be seeking.
Under Florida law, both legal teams are entitled to fees since they won a federal civil rights case.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who defended the same-sex marriage ban, has not decided whether to challenge the fee request, according to her spokesperson.
Last year, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the constitution. His ruling went into effect Jan. 6 and made same-sex marriage legal in Florida.