One of the six couples suing Miami-Dade Clerk of the Courts Harvey Ruvin over Florida's same-sex marriage ban implored county commissioners Wednesday for their support.
Jorge Diaz and Don Johnston urged the county for a symbolic resolution -- similar to ones passed in cities such as Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando -- backing their case.
"We love each other, and we want to remove the barriers so that we can care for one another," Johnston said.
"This commission has taken strong stances in the past, has stood for what it believes in," said Diaz, the younger brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz.
Commissioners made no commitment to any legislation. But Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa made an apparent reference to newly elected board member Daniella Levine Cava, a same-sex marriage supporter who will be sworn into office in November.
"I heard through the grapevine that some votes are coming our way," she said.