Florida's gay marriage ban heads to court in south Florida

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MIAMI —

The marriage equality debate will head to court in south Florida on Wednesday.

Six same-sex couples are fighting to overturn Florida's gay marriage ban, which voters passed in 2008.

Many argue that local Florida businesses are losing out on potential revenue from same-sex weddings because of the ban.

"Most people are spending the money in other states because they cannot get married in the State of Florida," a marriage equality advocate said.

But John Stemberger with Florida Family Policy said it's not a good enough reason to overturn a decision made by Florida voters.

"What our opponents are trying to do is use the courts as a tricky mechanism to bypass the will of the people," Stemberger said. "Judges are ignoring the rule of law."

At Wednesday's hearing in Miami, there could be an immediate decision to either overturn the ban or keep it. The judge may also take a few days to make a ruling.