Today, the Florida Democratic GLBT Caucus and the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement on Attorney General Pam Bondi’s continued defense of Florida’s gay marriage ban:
“Today, six loving couples stood in an Miami courtroom seeking justice and equality. Instead, they were subjected to the Scott administration’s bigoted defense of Florida’s ban on marriage equality. Floridians deserve better than Bondi and her allies’ discriminatory, divisive, and false logic. This kind of hateful bullying isn’t allowed in our classrooms and it should have no place in our courtrooms,” said Sally Phillips, President of the GLBT Caucus.
“This is the first step in the legal struggle to bring marriage equality for Florida. The brave couples who have stood up to the hateful rhetoric coming from Rick Scott and Pam Bondi deserve our admiration and respect. On the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Floridians saw Rick Scott and Pam Bondi fighting for discrimination, plain and simple. Floridians deserve better,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant.