From a press release:
Weston, FL—Calling it “a critical human rights issue for Florida,” Democratic candidate for Governor Nan Rich today called on Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to stop defending Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
“I opposed this discriminatory amendment when it was proposed because I believe all Florida families deserve to be treated fairly,” Rich said. “The federal courts are making it clear that marriage equality is a fundamental right, and we shouldn’t waste the time and resources of the state defending this unconstitutional law.”
Six South Florida families filed suit this week challenging the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Then-Republican Governor Charlie Crist endorsed the ban and personally signed the petition to put it on the ballot.
“Florida’s same-sex marriage ban will ultimately lose in court, and it should,” Rich said. “Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi should embrace equality for all Florida families and let this law die.”