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Group Intervening in Fla. Gay Marriage Lawsuits

Thursday Apr 3, 2014
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The group that pushed Florida’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples that raise challenges.

Florida Family Policy Council officials said Wednesday they would seek to preserve the constitutional amendment approved by more than 62 percent of voters defining marriage as between one man and one woman. A lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court claims the amendment violates equal protection guarantees.

A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is also defending Florida’s constitutional ban.

The Florida Family Policy Council is also opposing a second lawsuit filed in Tallahassee federal court in which gay couples seek Florida recognition of gay marriages that are legal in other states.

No trial dates have been set in either case.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-04-03 12:37:04

    FL is a pretty gay place.. ever heard of Miami, Fort, Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Key West, St Petersburg, Tampa/Ybor City? That’s about as dumb as Prop 8 in California.

  • Anonymous, 2014-04-03 14:16:39

    And how exactly are the black and Hispanic groups "civil rights" groups when they are denying a group of people THEIR rights of life and love? That’s what gets me...These hate groups...for lack of a better term...saying they are standing up for people’s rights by putting down people they don’t agree with. Hypocrites....Every last one of em!

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