US Supreme Court denies Florida's bid to stop gay marriage

Looks like the deal is finally done, folks. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard on this extraordinary civil rights issue. And special thanks to the ACLU here in North Carolina for all they've done into this fight.

After months of trying many different options, Florida's Republican Attorney General, herself divorced twice and married three times, filed a petition this week with the U.S. Supreme Court. Pam Bondi asked Justice Clarence Thomas to place a stay on rulings that struck down the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage. That request was just denied. Same-sex couples, barring any interference, which seems at this point impossible, will be allowed to marry beginning January 6, 2015.