In 2008, 62% of Florida voters voted to outlaw gay marriage in Florida. Earlier today the Florida Keys based court declared the state's ban on same sex marriage as unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia stated that the decision was not based on what might be popular, but about doing the right thing. Even as gay couples were beginning to celebrate their victory in court today, Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately responded by filing an appeal. While the court's decision would have allowed gay and lesbian couples to begin to file for a marriage license, Bondi's immediate action will put a hold on it for now. Even if same sex couples file for a license in Monroe County, it would not be recognized by other counties or by the state of Florida which makes one question their practical value. The final ruling is expected very soon from a federal judge located in Tallahassee who will have to decide whether or not the refusal to recognize same sex marriages by other states is constitutional or not.