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Miami-Dade mayor endorses "right to marry, gay or straight"

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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez had his spokesman issue a statement that is decidedly in favor of gay marriage.

“Mayor Gimenez supports the recent court rulings,”  Michael Hernández, communications chief for Gimenez, said of federal and state decisions striking down Florida's ban on gay marriage. “He believes adults should be free to marry whomever they desire. He respects anyone’s right to marry, gay or straight.”

Gimenez, a Republican who briefly talked openly of leaving the GOP in 2014 to become an independent, already backed Miami-Dade's new transgender-rights law. And he was seen as pro-gay enough to win the endorsement of Save Dade, the county's top gay-rights group, when he ran for mayor in 2011. 
 
The Hernández remarks appear low in this story on Jeb Bush's brief comment on the gay-marriage decisions. 
 
 

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