An email I got today from reader Vicki Nantz:
Have you heard about the anti-gay Florida Bar newspaper ad? In light of this week's news about the just released briefs from the Gill case, and the TV station in Tampa airing the anti-gay program, it makes this next story very relevant and disturbing.
The Florida Bar publishes a regular newspaper. And in the latest edition (paper version, not online) they have allowed a full page anti-gay advertisement to run, paid for by a member of the Florida Bar's family law section who objected to the family law section's amicus brief filed in the Gill case. Attached is the pdf (not a very good quality, but readable).
LGBT attorneys throughout the state are weighing how best to respond to this offensive ad which was just discovered and sent around on Thursday. This is really no different than WFLA's broadcast of an anti-gay program, but maybe even more disconcerting in that it comes via a Bar publication. Would they have placed a Klan ad condemning African Americans or Jews? If you need LGBT law contacts, my partner is a member of the Central Florida group and she is aware that their president is working on a response.
Here’s the ad: