Florida’s Bill For Opposing Gay Marriage: $500,000

Via the Associated Press:

Florida taxpayers are going to pay nearly $500,000 for the state’s losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have now reached settlements with two separate groups of attorneys representing same-sex couples that challenged the state’s ban. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office reached a final settlement on Wednesday that brought the total to $493,000. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ordered the state to pay the fees of attorneys who filed federal lawsuits challenging the ban.

RELATED: In September 2015 Pam Bondi’s office announced its plan to sue the Boca Raton outpost of Trump University. Three days later Trump donated $25,000 to her reelection campaign. Bondi then dropped her plan to sue. In March 2016, she endorsed Trump.