The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two landmark decisions Wednesday – both by 5-4 votes.
The Court first struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Next, it vacated a lower court’s decision on California’s Proposition 8. While this latter decision didn’t set up marriage as a civil right, it does clear the way for gay marriages to resume in California.
Florida Representative Linda Stewart said the decisions are good news for the movement as a whole, but supporters of gay marriage in Florida have plenty of work ahead.