More than 7,000 people signed a petition supporting same-sex marriage that will be delivered to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi today.

Bondi's appeal triggered an automatic stay that put Monroe County judge Luis Garcia's order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in the Keys on hold. A Miami appellate court upheld the stay yesterday.

That same appellate court will hear the case sometime in the future. Its ruling would apply to the entire state.

A similar case in Miami-Dade County has not yet been ruled on.

(PHOTO: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)