Groups file papers backing Florida gay marriage ban

MIAMI (AP) — Several groups that back Florida's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage have filed court papers opposing a lawsuit that challenges that ban.

Florida Family Action Inc., Florida Democratic League and the PULSE civil rights group said in the papers filed Tuesday that the lawsuit filed by six gay couples should be dismissed by a judge. The groups say the lawsuit could improperly invalidate millions of votes cast in 2008 to approve the same-sex marriage amendment to the state constitution.

The lawsuit filed by the gay couples in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court contends the prohibition is an unconstitutional violation of guarantees of equal treatment and due process. Gay marriage bans have been struck down by judges in other states.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has responded officially to the lawsuit.

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MIOCENE1 writes:

Gay Marriage is a CIVIL RIGHTS issue.

Civil Rights issues cannot be voted upon by the general population. This is why:

As a result of civil rights legislation throughout the sixties and seventies; Americans had to be dragged kicking and screaming into being FORCED to accept Asians, Catholics, Blacks, Women, Irish, Gays, Italians, and Jews into government, the workplace, the schools, the neighborhood, and the country club.

All of this was done by the courts and the Federal Government.

If it were left up to the individual voters of this so-called Christian nation; White Protestants would still be running everything as they were back in the 19th Century and before; and the rest of us would still be on the outside looking in.

MIOCENE (PAREIDOLIA)

1Paradiselost writes:

I think gays should have the right to get married... Then they can be as happy as the rest of us!

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

I think gays should have the right to get married... Then they can be as happy as the rest of us!

I agree. I will be not involved in their special lifeforms but I can respect it. Just right wing American small minded people have a problem with that. Tells you something about Americans soul.

MIOCENE1 writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

I think gays should have the right to get married... Then they can be as happy as the rest of us!

LOL :-)

1Paradiselost writes:

The Pope said the Church should not obsess about gay marriage, contraception, & abortion that is the job of the Republicans.

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