Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist sent a letter to Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, urging him not to appeal the recent federal court ruling that found Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional.
"By declaring the marriage ban finished you could discourage any future appeals and end the nightmare that loving same sex couples all across our state endure every single day, ending court battles that could drag on for months or years," Crist wrote.
Crist was Florida's Republican governor when voters approved the Constitutional ban on gay marriage. But he later expressed his support for marriage equality, and filed a legal brief in support of six same-sex couples seeking to marry in Florida.
The text of his letter to Scott is below.