« Pridelines Youth Services to hold LGBT charity art exhibit Dec. 19 at O Cinema in Wynwood | Main | Listen now: Steve Rothaus talks about former Gov. Charlie Crist on WLRN-FM's The Florida Roundup »

Now a Democrat, Charlie Crist regrets signing anti-gay marriage petition

BY ADAM C. SMITH AND STEVE BOUSQUET, TAMPA BAY TIMES

ST. PETERSBURG -- Former Gov. Charlie Crist completed his conversion to the Democratic Party on Thursday at a camera-ready media event at which he revised his views on yet another issue: same-sex marriage.

Nearly a week after posing with a party switch form at a White House reception, Crist milked the decision for more publicity by inviting the media to cover him handing in the form at a Pinellas County elections office.

Asked if he regretted decisions or positions he took as a Republican over more than two decades, Crist discussed his 2006 decision to sign a petition to enshrine a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

“Would I do it today? No,” Crist said. “I think the best way to judge where my heart is, is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general, governor — restoration of rights, civil rights cases, things of that nature, that I think show a compassionate heart and hopefully someone who cares and knows who the boss is — and the boss is the people of Florida.”

Click here to read the complete article.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e2017c349724d3970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Now a Democrat, Charlie Crist regrets signing anti-gay marriage petition:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment