FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida judge who ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has cancelled a hearing on whether to grant a final divorce to a gay couple.

Attorney Nancy Brodzki says Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen wants to allow time for Attorney General Pam Bondi to be formally notified about the case. The final divorce hearing had been set for Wednesday afternoon.

Heather Brassner is seeking a divorce from Megan Lade after the couple broke up four years ago. They were united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont.

Several Florida courts are courts grappling with challenges to the same-sex marriage ban enacted by Florida voters in 2008. Bondi has appealed the other cases and says the question should be settled nationally by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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