Tag Archives: Amendment 2

FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Files Motion To Intervene In Marriage Equality Suit

Last month six Florida gay couples filed a lawsuit against that state’s Amendment 2, the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage approved by voters in 2008.  Yesterday the Liberty Counsel, which authored Amendment 2, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit. Via press release: Mathew and Anita Staver, Liberty Counsel’s Chairman and President, respectively, drafted Amendment 2 and successfully defended ...

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FL Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist Set To Announce Broad Support For LGBT Rights

Trailing GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio by several points in the polls, FL Gov. Charlie Crist will today announce support for a long list of LGBT rights, but not marriage equality. On a list exclusively attained by Raw Story, Crist gives the thumbs-up to gay adoption, ENDA, civil unions, and repealing DADT. Crist’s announcement also includes the following: Federal Safe ...

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File Under: Truths We Find Self-Evident

A study conducted by the University of Florida finds that education level is five times more predictive of support for marriage equality than race. But you knew that, didn’t you my gentle kittens? The education level of Florida voters, not race, best predicted support for the state’s gay marriage ban, according to a new University of Florida study rebutting conventional ...

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Homos To Crash Wedding Of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist And His Beard-To-Be

Pure deliciousness: Gay rights activists plan to demonstrate outside Gov. Charlie Crist’s wedding to Carole Rome this month. The group Impact-Florida has called on its members to gather in pink T-shirts outside First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg on Dec.12 to “congratulate” Crist and Rome while their wedding takes place inside. The demonstration will continue outside the wedding reception ...

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Better News From Florida

The latest poll indicates that support for Florida’s double-extra marriage ban is below the 60% passage requirement. The poll of 600 likely voters shows support for Amendment 2 at 53 percent, less than the 60 percent approval rate required to change the constitution. The gay-marriage question is one of six statewide referendums on this year’s lengthy ballot. The poll found ...

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Brilliant Strategy: Westboro To Appear At Florida Gay Marriage Debate

Wow. Somebody at Florida’s Stonewall Legal Alliance is sharp. After the backers of Amendment 2 declined to appear at an FIU debate on the issue, the gay side invited the Westboro Baptist Church. And they are coming, over the objections of some marriage equality supporters. A church known for spewing anti-gay rhetoric and picketing military funerals is slated to debate ...

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Michael Schiavo Comes Out Against Florida’s Anti-Gay Amendment 2

Michael Schiavo, whose battle to allow his brain-damaged wife to die with dignity created a national furor, has come out against Florida’s Amendment 2.

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Say No 2 Hate In Florida

“The Say No 2 Campaign, the bi-partisan group dedicated to defeating Florida’s dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, has just released a hard hitting new commercial. It highlights the numerous groups and newspapers that have come out against the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment, as well as the devastating effects it will have if passed.”

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Florida Marriage Ban Poised To Pass

As in California, the gay marriage amendment in Florida has gained support and may pass, despite months of indications that it would not. A majority of Florida voters in a new WESH 2 News Mason-Dixon Poll said they plan to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The poll ...

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Tea Room Naugle Is Back

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim “Tea Room” Naugle, who made national headlines last year when he insisted that gay men were running wild in the public restrooms of the city’s beach, is now leading a group of Democrats supporting the push to put anti-gay marriage wording into the Florida state constitution. A ballot measure to ban gay marriage has already won ...

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Amway Billionaire Gives $100K To Fight Gay Marriage In Florida

Amway billionaire Rich Devos, the owner of NBA team Orlando Magic, has donated $100K to support Florida’s Amendment 2, which would make gay marriage double-extra banned in Florida. Protesters have been appearing at outside Magic games at Orlando’s Amway Arena. Inside the Amway Arena, a voice over the public-address system announced that the next two people to buy upper-bowl tickets ...

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Orlando Sentinel Says “No” To Hate

My erstwhile hometown paper, the Orlando Sentinel, has come out against the Florida ballot amendment to ban gay marriage. The state’s voters will face an array of six questions on the Nov. 4 ballot, the most notable of which is Amendment 2 — the cleverly labeled “Florida Marriage Protection Amendment.” Who wouldn’t want to protect marriage? Trouble is, this amendment ...

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