The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to start in Florida next month.

The high court turned down a request to block same-sex marriages as the state appeals a judge’s order that its ban is unconstitutional, the Washington Post reported.


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who asked the court to block gay marriages earlier in the week, indicated she would not try to stop the start of marriages on Jan. 6

"Regardless of the ruling, it has always been our goal to have uniformity throughout Florida until the final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage," she said. "Nonetheless, the Supreme Court has now spoken, and the stay will end on January 5.”

Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented from the Supreme Court's decision.