U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen attended the first social event of Miami's new Log Cabin Republicans club, held Sunday at the Miami Shores home of club Vice President Omar Cassola.
Ros-Lehtinen told club members that she is committed to helping defeat Florida's Amendment 2, which if passed in November would ban gay marriages, civil unions and state-recognized domestic partnerships.
Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff
Omar Cassola, president of Girosol Corp., and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Wilton Manors mayoral candidate Sandy Steen, A. Jay (Andy) Eddy and Adam Gifoni.
Raphael Giraldez and partner Herb Sosa of Unity Coalition.
Ros-Lehtinen with Miami Log Cabin Republicans club members.
Host Omar Cassola, his mother Dinorah, Ros-Lehtinen, and his father Francisco.
Miami real estate appraiser Luis Caballero and Palm Beach U.S. congressional candidate Edward Lynch.
Real estate appraisers (and partners) Mario Ramirez and Luis Caballero with Ros-Lehtinen.
Investment banker John Antrim Giuliano, U.S. congressional candidate Edward Lynch of Palm Beach County and Dean Santoro, who is running for Florida Senate District 35.
Ron Brenesky of Unity Coalition, Ros-Lehtinen and attorney Robert Watson, president of Miami Log Cabin Republicans club.
Cassola, Ros-Lehtinen and Watson.
Cassola's dog, Buffy.